Saturday 19 June 2010

BHRS's President to be knighted

Congratulations to Samuel Whitbread, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, who was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the Birthday Honours list last week (12 June 2010)  Bedfordshire News carries a report and photograph following the announcement. The award is in the Queen's personal gift and is made for services to her or the royal family.

Sir Samuel has been Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire for 19 years and President of the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society since 1980.    The Central Bedfordshire government website gives information about the activities of the county's Lord Lieutenant and, incidentally, shows that Sir Samuel is the third member of his family to be the county's Lord Lieutenant.

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