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Five people presented with British Empire Medals at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

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Anna Turner, the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, has presented five people with their British Empire Medals, which were awarded in the New Year Honours 2022.

They were:

  • Rev Wayne Davies, of Ludlow – For services to the community.
  • Rabinder Singh Dhami, of Hadley, Telford – For services to Fire and Rescue.
  • Nesta Hill, of Bishop’s Castle – For services to the community.
  • Rev Keith Osmund-Smith, of Telford – For services to the community.
  • Karen Sawbridge, of Bridgnorth – For services to grassroots Rugby Union football, and to the community.
People who've received British Empire Medals

The recipients, displaying their newly bestowed British Empire Medals, with Anna Turner, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire. at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.


The British Empire Medal (BEM) is awarded for a ‘hands-on’ service to the local community. This includes a long-term charitable or voluntary activity, or innovative work of a relatively short duration (three to four years) that has made a significant difference.

Anna Turner said:-

“I send my warmest congratulations to all those who have been personally recognised by Her Majesty The Queen, and it is my honour to be able to present them with their awards.

“These honours recognise people who have a made a difference in their communities and those who have devoted themselves over many years – often their whole professional life – to making a difference in their field.”

The recipients and their guests enjoyed the ceremony and reception, which was hosted at the Shropshire Council-run Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

For more information on the awards please contact emily.marshall@shropshire.gov.uk