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Liz Parkin wins Dutton Prize Awarded by Nantwich Museum

Chair of the Museum Board Nick Dyer with Liz Parkin

Museum Friends and Volunteers recently enjoyed the Sixth Museum Members & Volunteers Dinner held at Residence restaurant in Nantwich.

Chair of the Museum Board, Nick Dyer presented the Walter and Ada Dutton Prize to Liz Parkin, well known for her work with RedShift Radio. Commenting on the award Nick recounted “the many aspects of town life to which Liz has contributed, including, the Nantwich Show, Holly Holy Day event, organisation of the Big Day Out, VE Day Celebrations, the Doggy Day Out, the list goes on” he said. Of particular note was the work done by Liz to promote charities and businesses through broadcast, networking and social media.

The Dutton Prize, which includes a medal, was endowed by medal-maker Ron Dutton in memory of his parents Alderman and Mrs Dutton. The magnificent medal features an image of the church as a symbol of the town and its community. Each year since 1990 the Museum Board has nominated for the prize unsung heroes regarded as making an extraordinary contribution to the life of the town.

The evening concluded with a talk by Rodney Cottrell outlining the national and local work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution with particular reference to the success of the boat Audlem Lass which, so far this year, has carried, in aid of RNLI funds over 5000 passengers and 400 dogs on its service between Audlem and Overwater Marina on the Shropshire Union Canal.

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