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Devonians honoured by the Queen
Eighteen people in Devon have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Potter Marianne de Trey, from Totnes, who is in her 90s, has been made a CBE for services to the arts.

Other recipients include a Torquay practice nurse, the chairman of a school for children with special needs and a warehouse supervisor.

The New Year Honours List pays tribute to the outstanding achievement by people from across the British Isles.

Church restoration

Robin Midgley, from Plymouth, said he was thrilled to be made an MBE for his services to the community.

Mr Midgley has been involved with the charitable Abbeyfields Society in Plymouth for the care of the elderly for more than 40 years.

He has also helped set up the Theatre Royal and Plymouth Chamber Music Trust.

For the past 10 years he has been involved in raising funds for the restoration of St Peter's Church at Wyndham Square, including a Heritage lottery grant of 2m.

He told BBC News: "What makes me very pleased is to see the church shrouded in scaffolding actually being restored by a firm of builders who will provide a beautiful church for Plymouth."

David Trigger, a warehouse supervisor at Devonport Naval Base, has also been appointed MBE.

Honours list for Devon


  • Susan Leather, chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, for services to the regulation of infertility treatment and embryo research.


  • Potter Marianne De Trey for services to the arts.

  • Stephen Hindley, chairman of the Midas Group, for services to the construction industry.


  • Simon Jenkin for services to education.


  • Pauline Baker, a practice nurse, for services to healthcare.

  • Robert Barber, from Park Community School in Barnstaple, for services to education.

  • Patricia Daniel, for services to the Royal British Legion in Newton Abbot.

  • Susan Gullick, an executive officer at the Child Support Agency.

  • John Harvey, Commodore's House manager, Sodexho Defence Services, for services to the Britannia Royal Naval College.

  • Michael Martin for services to the environment in the South West.

  • Robin Midgley for services to the community in Plymouth.

  • Lady Joan Mills for services to the community in Crediton.

  • Mary Quicke for services to farming in the South West.

  • David Rendall for services to disabled people and to the community in Devon.

  • Brigadier Robin Rhoderick-Jones, chairman of governors at the West of England School in Exeter, for services to special needs education.

  • Margaret Spittles, formerly Superintendent Registrar for Oxfordshire, for services to local government.

  • David Trigger, warehouse supervisor at HM Naval Base, Devonport.

  • Wing Commander Brian Wills-Pope for services to the community in Devon.

    Guide to the Honours
    12 Jun 04 |  UK

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