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Friday, 14 June, 2002, 23:15 GMT 00:15 UK
Honours for England: The South West
Birthday honours
Find out more about who from the South West is named in the 2002 Birthday Honours.

A cleaner and a gardener, a bird saver and a two-time Oscar winner were among those whose life-long work in the South West has been recognised.

Doreen Mahoney, 67, of Hartcliffe, Bristol, who cleans at Bristol University, gets an MBE.

She has worked there for 42 years and it is a second celebration for her as she recently found out she is to get an honorary degree from the university.

"I didn't expect this but it's very nice to be recognised, especially coming from a working-class background."

Royal bloomer

Another university worker, gardener Gordon Newton, 57, from Exeter was also celebrating getting an MBE.

He has worked in the greenhouses at Exeter University since he was aged 15 and helps keep the campus blooming, growing the flowers for special events like weddings.

Over the years Mr Newton has made posies for many Royals including the Queen, Prince Charles and Princess Anne and he is looking forward to getting something back.

"I'm very pleased, I have worked with some good gardeners over the years and they have given good advice."

Bird man

Helping to prevent bird smuggling has won Michael Curzon from Wiltshire an MBE.

For 10 years he looked after smuggled birds seized by Customs and Excise, many of them who hatched in this country.

Mr Curzon, 60, from Westbury, who now works as a consultant to bird owners, saved birds such as parrots and macaws at Rode Bird Garden near Bath before it closed because of financial pressures 18 months ago.

"We had a good time at Rode Garden looking after the birds."

Dressing the stars

An MBE is not the first award for costume designer Phyllis Dalton who is used to being in the limelight.

For Mrs Dalton, from Yeovil in Somerset, has twice won an Oscar for dressing the stars of the silver screen.

She won best costume design for Doctor Zhivago in 1965 and repeated her success in 1989 for Henry V.

She was also nominated in 1968 for Oliver but lost out that year.

On a smaller stage Olive Clapp has spent nearly eight decades making the village of Luppitt in Devon a better place.

The 77-year-old has spent 60 years playing the church organ, 40 years as parish council clerk and continues volunteering for meals on wheels.

Mrs Clapp, who was also in the Home Guard during World War II, first got royal recognition five years ago for being married to Bert for 50 years.

"I was married the same year as the Queen so it is relevant that this has come in the Jubilee year."


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Somerset and Avon:

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE
Brian Appleton. Vice chairman, London Transport. For services to Safety Management. (Bath, Somerset)

OBE
Timothy Frederick Brookman. Marketing Executive, AgustaWestland. For services to the Defence Industry. (Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset)
Brian Shane McElney. For services to the Bath Museum of East Asian Art. (Bath, Somerset)

MBE
Mrs Rosalind Berry Bourne. For services to Mental Health Carers in Somerset. (Wellington, Somerset)
Mrs Carol Bowery. For services to Improving Education Services for Teenage Mothers. (Bath, Somerset)
Christopher John Patrick Chambers. Manager, Somerset Partnership-Mental Health Team. For services to Social and Health Care. (Somerton, Somerset)
Miss Phyllis Margaret Dalton. Costume Designer. For services to the Film Industry. (Yeovil, Somerset)
Dennis Stanford Martin. For services to the community in Penselwood, Somerset. (Wincanton, Somerset)
Mrs Margaret Kathleen Pegge. For services to the community, especially the League of Friends of Taunton Hospitals, in Somerset. (Taunton, Somerset)
Theodore Gethyn Williams. Chartered Surveyor. For services to the Landmark Trust. (Bath, Somerset)
Raymond Thomas Henry Young. For services to the community in Withycombe, Somerset. (Nr Minehead, Somerset)


Wiltshire

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE
Ralph Mitchell Bernard. Chairman, GWR Group plc. For services to Radio Broadcasting. (Marlborough, Wiltshire)

OBE
Thomas Hill. Vice-president, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services. For services to Young People. (Trowbridge, Wiltshire)
Miss Elizabeth Ruth Templar. Headteacher, Urchfont CE Primary School, Wiltshire. For services to Education. (Devizes, Wiltshire)

MBE
Mrs Josephine Adlard. Learning Support assistant, St. Martin's CE Infants School, Salisbury, Wiltshire. For services to Education. (Salisbury, Wiltshire)
Joseph Burbidge. For services to the community in Seend, Wiltshire. (Melksham, Wiltshire)
Christopher Robin Burrough. For services to the community in Marston Meysey, Wiltshire. (Cricklade, Wiltshire)
Mrs Tanya Elizabeth Cottrell. Support Group Administrator, EPSRC. For services to Science. (Swindon, Wiltshire)
Michael Curzon. Consultant. For services to the prevention of Bird Smuggling. (Westbury, Wiltshire)
Alun Owen Davies. International Export and Logistics manager, NAAFI. For services to the Defence Industry. (Salisbury, Wiltshire)
Richard David Margesson, JP, DL. For services to the community in Swindon, Wiltshire. (Swindon, Wiltshire)
Martin Christopher Fortescue Mortimer. For services to Antique Glass. (Chippenham, Wiltshire)
Eric Walker, DL. For services to the community, especially the Prospect Hospice, in Swindon, Wiltshire. (Swindon, Wiltshire)


Gloucestershire

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE
Professor Raymond Baker, FRS. Lately chief executive, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. For services to Science. (Dursley, Gloucestershire)
Professor Thomas Martin Partington. For services to the Administration of Justice. (Bristol)
Christopher John Shepley. Chief Planning Inspector and chief executive, Planning Inspectorate, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. (Widcombe, Bath)

OBE
Charles St. John Hartnell. For services to the community in Bristol. (Temple Cloud, Bristol)
Mrs Marjorie Imlah, JP. For services to the Wrens Association. (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire)
David Porritt. Lately head of Systems Certifications, Vehicle Certification Agency, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. (Thornbury, Gloucestershire)

MBE
Patrick Blencoe-Jones. Revenue Control manager, London Underground. For services to Public Transport. (Gloucester, Gloucestershire)
Miss Margaret Drury. Health Records Adviser. For services to the East Gloucestershire NHS Trust. (Alderton, Gloucestershire)
Mrs Beryl Kathleen Rose Durrant. For services to the community, especially Elderly People, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. (Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire)
Mrs Patricia Hurley. Co-ordinator. For services to the Bristol Victim Support Scheme. (Bristol)
Mrs Valerie Jeal. For services to Homeless People in St. Paul's, Bristol. (Bristol)
Edward Lutman King. For services to the Cyclists' Touring Club. (Winterbourne, Bristol)
Mrs Doreen Edith Mahoney. Domestic Supervisor, University of Bristol. For services to Higher Education. (Hartcliffe, Bristol)
Mrs Jacqueline Sims. For services to the community in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. (Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire)
John Valentine Skene. For services to Industry through Quality Management. (Kingswood, Bristol)


Dorset

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

OBE
Michael Green. Lately chairman, Southern Tourist Board. For services to Tourism. (Christchurch, Dorset)

MBE
Derek Alfred George Hould. Operational Support Grade, HM Young Offender Institution Portland, HM Prison Service, Home Office. (Portland, Dorset)
Eric Neil Sydney Spreadbury. For services to Local Government and to the community in Christchurch, Dorset. (Christchurch, Dorset)


Devon

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE
Peter Boeuf. Lately chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service. (Devon)
Professor Roger John Bull. Vice-Chancellor and chief executive, University of Plymouth. For services to Higher Education. (Tavistock, Devon)

OBE
Robert John Baty. Chief executive, South West Water Ltd. For services to the Water Industry. (Ottery St Mary, Devon)
Miss Catherine Joan Caldwell. Director of Midwifery and Deputy director, Nursing Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter Health Care NHS Trust. For services to Modern Retention Initiatives. (Exeter, Devon)
Mrs Barbara Elizabeth Cross. Headteacher, Barton Primary School, Torquay, Devon. For services to Education. (Exeter, Devon)

MBE
Paul Dennis Biddle. Lately Operations manager, National Operations Unit, HM Prison Service Headquarters, Home Office. (Nr Honiton, Devon)
John Edric Boulden. For services to the community in Plympton, Devon. (Plymouth, Devon)
Mrs Olive Clapp. For services to the community in Luppitt, Devon. (Honiton, Devon)
Maj John Michael Gibson-Horrocks. For services to the Fusiliers Association. (Cullompton, Devon)
Hugh Keith Grout. For services to the Royal British Legion in Devon. (Ottery St Mary, Devon)
Peter Hawken. Submarine Project manager, Devonport Management Ltd. For services to the Shipbuilding Industry. (Plymouth, Devon)
Mrs Sandra Hooper. Personal assistant, HM Board of Inland Revenue. (Barnstaple, Devon)
Carl Anthony Lee. For services to the Society of Mary and Martha in Sheldon, Devon. (Exeter, Devon)
Richard Lethbridge. For services to Consignia and to the community in North Devon. (Umberleigh, Devon)
Mrs Mary Priscilla Mitchell. For services to the community in Totnes, Devon. (Totnes, Devon)
Gordon Leonard Newton. Foreman Gardener, University of Exeter. For services to Higher Education. (Exeter, Devon)
Paul Richardson-Sandell. Industrial Technician, Devonport Management Ltd. For services to the Defence Industry. (Plymouth, Devon)
Mrs Michaela Willis. For services to the National Committee Relating to Organ Retention. (Braunton, Devon)
Miss Jennifer Wood. Community Librarian in Charge, Honiton, Devon. For services to Librarianship. (Cullompton, Devon)


Cornwall

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

OBE
Jonathan Burnett. Principal, Truro College, Cornwall. For services to Further Education. (Penzance, Cornwall)
Col Mark Mackenzie Carnegie-Brown. Lately Swordbearer. For services to the Corporation of London. (Cornwall)
Robert Punchard. Team Leader, Regional Office South West, Department of Trade and Industry. (East Looe, Cornwall)
Mrs Jennifer Rudge. Chief executive, Connexions Cornwall and Devon. For services to Careers Education and Guidance. (Bodmin, Cornwall)

MBE
John Francis Best. Executive Officer, Benefits Agency, Department for Work and Pensions. (St Austell, Cornwall)
Mrs Janet Harrison Chadband. For services to the community in Port Isaac, Cornwall. (Port Isaac, Cornwall)
Robert Francis Purssell, JP. For services to the community in Plymouth, Devon, and Saltash, Cornwall. (Saltash, Cornwall)
Mrs Lauraine Frederica Sadleir. Grade E2, Ministry of Defence. (St Austell, Cornwall)
Mrs Joyce Sainsbury. For services to the community in Grimscott, Cornwall. (Nr Bude, Cornwall)
Mrs Susan Ruth Skelton. For services to the community in St. Austell, Cornwall. (St Austell, Cornwall)


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