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Talented wood carver awarded British Empire Medal (BEM) in New Year's honours list

A long-standing church warden has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2020.

John Thomas Lord, of Hough-on-the-Hill, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his services to the community.

The 83-year-old former farmer was nominated for the award after being a voluntary warden at his village church for more than 50 years, a role that requires a considerable amount of time and dedication.

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