Winners are the pride of Barnoldswick

Craven Herald: Some of the award winners Some of the award winners

People who had made an outstanding contribution to Barnoldswick have been presented with awards.

Presentations of the Pride of Barnoldswick awards were made at the annual town meeting last Wednesday.

The recipients were: Peter Thompson and Ian Lambert who were instrumental in adding missing names to new plaques on the war memorial;

Mike Clarke who contributed to the heritage of the town by researching the history of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and serving as president of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society;

Brendan Wood for his outstanding work as a police officer and community beat manager;

Sharon Hurst who organised Barnoldswick’s first Santa Fun Run, which raised thousands of pounds for Barnoldswick and Earby Bosom Friends;

Mario De Santis, Katie Collins and Mandy McLaughlin for their involvement in charity fundraising activities;

Jade Kay and Janet Williams for their contribution to volunteering activities at Barnoldswick Beach;

Lesley Gilbert for her volunteer work with Barnoldswick in Bloom and at Greenberfield Locks;

Glenys Breckon for transforming a prominent derelict piece of land on Manchester Road into an attractive roadside area;

Elizabeth Metcalfe for keeping the area tidy, including washing a grit bin on her street;

Judith Davison who promoted Barnoldswick by publishing a calendar illustrated by her own paintings of the town;

Sara Underwood, an apprentice at Rolls-Royce, who was a finalist in the Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards and received the Mary George Award;

Lucy Horrocks for winning the cyclo-cross under 14s girls National Trophy Series and receiving a silver medal for finishing second in the National Championship;

Amy Gornall for her cycling achievements, including receiving a bronze medal in the Junior Road Race Championships;

Annie Vickers and Charlotte Smith for representing Team GB at the World Kick-Boxing Championships in Italy.

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