Museum volunteer recognised
A volunteer who has overseen Lydd Town Museum for more than 20 years has been recognised for her efforts.
Alice Boxall has been made an MBE for voluntary and charitable services to heritage.
Miss Boxall, of Seaview Road, Greatstone, said: “When the cabinet office rung me I was in the States visiting relatives.
“They asked me if I was prepared to accept the award and I said of course. I was absolutely bowled over. It’s a great honour.”
She said: “Running the museum is quite a lot of work but it’s enjoyable and I’ve met some lovely people during my time here.”
Miss Boxall, 82, joined the Friends of Lydd, the curators of the museum, in 1986 before taking over as chairman.
Since that time she has kept busy organising, cleaning and maintaining displays.
She is also a fundraiser who helped to bring in over £27,000 to extend the museum in 2006.
Others from Romney Marsh honoured in this week’s list are David Bradley for services to the veterinary profession and Michele Jones, of St Mary’s Bay, field officer with KCC’s Integrated Youth Services, for services to young people.