I have managed to arrange a District Practice at TWYFORD on Tuesday 4th April. So if you fancy a change or know anyone who does and can spare the time to lend a hand your attendance and support will be much appreciated .
“Congratulations, Angela! It’s good to see that your hard work and dedication to others has been recognised – a well-deserved award indeed.” Viv Nobbs
On the 10th of January, a Quarter Peal was rung at New Alresford with the following footnote: “Rung for evensong and to mark the award of the British Empire Medal to Mrs Angela Forder-Stent, tower captain of Twyford, for services to the community in Twyford, Hampshire.”
The following news item appeared in the Echo on December 31st.
Angeal Forder-Stent receives a British Empire Medal for services to the community of Twyford, near Winchester.
During the 2014 flooding crisis she volunteered as a flood co-ordinator and also campaigned to save The Bugle Inn in 2005.
Angela, pictured above, has been a parish councillor for more than 30 years, is a captain of bell ringers at St Mary’s Church in Twyford and has also been involved in the patient participation group at Twyford Surgery for 20 years.
The 68-year-old, who lives in Twyford, was shocked when she found out she was among those honoured.
She said: “I do not understand why I have got it. It was a massive surprise to me. I have been a parish councillor for 30 odd years but there are plenty of other people on the parish council that have done an awful lot, but it is nice to be recognised.”
Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers