Today’s Worcester News archive photo comes from on this day in 2016.

Seen here are three local ladies who received the British Empire Medal for their work.

Penny Webb, Judith Megarry and Councillor Liz Eyre all received their awards in a special ceremony at the Guildhall.

Cllr Eyre, who was first elected in 2001 to represent Broadway, served as Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member for children and families for 12 terms.

While she was in the role schools in Worcestershire saw record levels of improvement, becoming one of Worcestershire's best-known politicians.

Judy Megarry, of Pershore, was one of the founders of long-running Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society and was recognised with the BEM for services to community music in the town.

Penny Webb was awarded the British Empire Medal following her nomination by the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.

The British Empire Medal, formally British Empire Medal for Meritorious Service. is awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown.

After it stopped being awarded in 1993, it was revived in 2012 to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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