On Saturday, 12th October the Newtown Local History group, in the prescence of eighty friends and supporters, received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service from Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Shan Legge-Bourke. The event was staged at the Crescent Christian Centre, Newtown. This award was in recognition of the research done by the group into the history of Newtown.
In order to qualify, the group had to be assessed by two of the County's Deputy Lieutenants, Mr Robin Gibson-Watt and Mrs Susan Bowen.
Following photographs, the audience were shown a DVD of the Garden Party held on 22nd May (by special permission of BCA).