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    14 December 2021

    Mayor's Diary 16/08/21

    Mayors Diary 16/08/21

    Nancy made history when, in May 1996, the Honorary Freedom of the City of Wells was conferred on her. She was the first woman to receive this honour.

    The citation read: “In appreciation and recognition of her loyal and outstanding service to the people of Wells over many years”.

    The Honorary Freedom of Wells is conferred very rarely and is the greatest tribute of respect that is in the power of the City Council to bestow. It is conferred as a mark of recognition and esteem upon those individuals or organisations whom the Council considers to have made a significant contribution to Wells and its people.

    The Council may admit as Honorary Freemen “persons of distinction and persons who have, in the opinion of the Council, rendered eminent services to the City, or truly exceptional service to the City”.

    Nancy was such a person.

    “She was a wonderful, lovely, inspirational and irreplaceable lady who did so much for Wells,” said the Mayor, Councillor Philip Welch.

    “Nancy won the hearts and respect of all she met with her ready smile and deep commitment to voluntary work for the benefit of the city and its residents. Nancy always focussed on the positive.

    “So many organisations in the city benefitted for her selfless support. Not least Wells Carnival and Arthritis Care.

    “Her sense of humour was a delight and no one who was there will ever forget the day Nancy exercised her right as a Freeman of Wells to steer a flock of sheep up the High Street dressed as a shepherdess?”

    She had a private funeral at West Bradley Church and there will be a Thanksgiving Service for Nancy at 2pm in St Cuthbert’s Church, Wells on Saturday 4th September.

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