Worthing woman awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire

Worthing resident Josephine Hutchinson was awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire, in recognition of over 50 years services to the artistic and cultural communities in the town.

Worthing resident Josephine Hutchinson was awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire, in recognition of over 50 years services to the artistic and cultural communities in the town.

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WORTHING resident Josephine Hutchinson was awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire, in recognition of over 50 years services to the artistic and cultural communities in the town.

It was presented to her by West Sussex Lord Lieutenant Mrs Susan Pyper, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen in the Worthing Library Lecture Theatre, witnessed by a large crowd on February 16.

News of Mrs Hutchinson’s award was announced in June 2015, as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and is in recognition of her work as the chairman of the Friends of Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, chairman of Worthing Community Arts Council and as current vice president of the Twinning Association.

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