Sunday, 17 April 2016

Ann Susan Walkden-Williams B.E.M.

My Sister Ann with the British Empire Medal
She was given it for services to Prestatyn
The venue Soughton Hall

On behalf of the Queen the Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd presented her with the medal


The family photo

posing for photos


Mother and proud son

Lord Leutenent, proud husband, The Prof and sister Janet

Cream Tea afterwards..very nice


Sister Janet and The Prof


Siblings (Note I am wearing a tie)



I must say we as a family are incredibly proud of her achievement
Her parents, grandparents, mother in law and Brother would be very proud too

77 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of a joyous occasion! Well done Ann!

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    1. thank you on her behalf

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!
    I can't say enough how lovely everyone looks and how the day just seems perfect.
    You sister is just beaming as is everyone else and it's so nice to see such a wonderful thing so properly celebrated.
    The cream tea looks delicious and you couldn't be beaming more with happiness. Smiles all around! That was great fun to see, thank you!

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    1. it was a lovely afternoon

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  3. Well done Ann, well deserved. Who's a clever girl. Not only a medal but John wearing a tie you should be very honoured. Love Richard.

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    1. I scrub up Richard.....even with my big fat red face!

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  4. wow...that is quite an honor! So nice to see everyone enjoying it along with her...

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    1. she goes to Buckingham Palace next month for the official tea party!

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  5. How lovely. Well done to Ann. And how blessed you all are in such a large, loving, supportive family. Precious indeed. x

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  6. What a fabulous family outing. You all look lovely. Well done Ann.

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  7. You and your sisters lookalike. Very nice and well done Ann.

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    1. they are better looking and paler

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  8. Congratulations to Ann - what an fantastic achievement. All your followers will be very proud of her, John.

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  9. Congratulations! You look very handsome in the blue tie! Greetings Maria x

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  10. Lovely . . . Congratulations to Ann . . .
    and family!

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  11. Congrats to Ann what a lovely family day xx

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  12. A fabulous achievement for Ann. Well done to her.
    Is the tie a little too tight? x


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  13. Well done Ann - what a smashing family do John.

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  14. HUZZAH TO ANN! and don't you look tickity-boo in that tie! of course, the prof looks as dignified as ever.

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    1. did you notice the roger moore eyebrow?

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  15. Congratulations Ann!

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  16. what a lovely day! i am wondering if that tie had some sort of poop on it somewhere?

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  17. It is very good when the honours system acknowledges the efforts of unsung heroes like your sister. Well done Ann!

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  18. Congratulations to your sister!
    You all look very well.

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  19. What an honour for your sister and your family, John.
    A very good day was had by all I can see.

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  20. Truly grand! Congratulations all around, but especially to your sister.

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  21. Sincere congratulations from me. Now don't let her down...

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  22. What a wonderful day for you all.
    Congratulations.

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  23. People like Anne (and you) make the world a better place. Huge congratulations to her

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  24. Wonderful, Beautiful and Congratulations to Ann !
    Love the family photo.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish xx

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  25. Love the photo of yourself with the sisters. Congrats To Anne!

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  26. Congratulations to your sister. What a thrill for all involved.

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  27. Happy family celebrations are the best. Unfortunately it seem most of the times we get together as we get older are just for funerals. So joyful celebrations are to be cherished. And your husband is very handsome. Did you put that twinkle in his eye?

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  28. So full of joy and pride, your pics made me quite emotional.
    Lovely lovely.

    XO
    WWW

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  29. What a wonderful honor for a life of good work, and you do clean up nicely!

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    1. i still look like a fat farmer

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    2. Perhaps better described as a well fed and successful farmer! (the saying in the family is that we all would have starved if my maternal grandfather had inheirited the farm).

      Congratulations to your sister! And thank you for sharing such an honor with us.

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  30. Congratulations to your sister and you looked almost debonair in your tie! You have the right to feel proud!

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    1. i dribbled cream down it after that photo

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    2. That's what ties are for - to keep the shirt clean.

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  31. It's not every family that can boast such an honour. The setting, the day, the cream tea, the official certificate... what a great day to remember. (You look good in blue). -Jenn

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  32. Proud. Thank you for sharing this moment with us so that we may feel a little tiny bit proud too.

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  33. Congrats to your sister Ann! A real achievement for sure!

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  34. Awesome family! What a wonderful recognition.

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  35. Good for her; gongs are fun!

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  36. Please give Ann our congratulations and best wishes!

    You look handsome all dressed up, John! You and your family are a nice looking bunch!

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  37. Please give Ann our congratulations and best wishes!

    You look handsome all dressed up, John! You and your family are a nice looking bunch!

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  38. You must be, and rightfully so, very proud of your sis.

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  39. Congratulations to Ann!

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  40. What a thrilling honour - congratulations to your sister and all your family. Wonderful!

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  41. A day to remember, what a great achievement. Congratulations to Ann. Thanks for sharing the photos - a handsome bunch you are!

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  42. What a great way to honor someone! Also, I can't get over how much you and the prof look alike! If you put on some glasses and you both wore the same hat/clothes it would be amazing.

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    1. We are all attracted to people who look like ourselves. John and Chris certainly prove this point.

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  43. What an absolutely SPIFFING occasion! A sister of whom to be proud indeed. A handshake and hug from me to her too! (I only hope she can bring herself to unpin it every night before retiring.)

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  44. How very wonderful, you must be very proud.

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  45. Bravo! What an honor!

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  46. Congratulations to your sister, what a wonderful achievement. It looks like you had a wonderful family celebration. Xx

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  47. Congratulations to Ann, recognition for work well done.
    Wearing a tie makes you look most uncomfortable John, were you red in the face because you were hot, or were you choking?

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  48. A great day for you and your family. I generally disapprove of the honours system when it comes to song and dance men, luvvies, ball kickers and the like, but actually means something for the 'ordinary' people who have devoted their lives to making things better for their communities.

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  49. What a lovely thing to happen. You all look very happy and proud!

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  50. Congratulations to your sister! How wonderful!!!!

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  51. I haven't read the other comments yet so maybe others have said the same but gosh, Ann's son looks like you!

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  52. What a proud day for your sister and your whole family.

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  53. Huge congratulations to your sister and your family. What a great day. You should always wear a tie!

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  54. on behalf of Ann thank you all for your kind comments xxx

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  55. How wonderful! Congratulations to your sister. :-)

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  56. Congratulations to Ann....wonderful to be recognized for the work she does!

    John.....looking good in blue...very spiffy!

    Mardy (Canada)

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  57. Congratulations to Ann, thanks for sharing the lovely photo's of you and your family on this special day.

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  58. What a wonderful honor!

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