Royal honour for old boy

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A FORMER pupil of Thornleigh Salesian College, who worked in local government for 37 years, has been recognised by the Queen.

David Valentine, aged 60, pictured, was awarded an MBE in the New Year honours list.

He was honoured for his services to local government and the community in Angus, Scotland, where he now lives.

Mr Valentine was born in Summerseat and raised in Edenfield, where his father, William Valentine, still lives. He attended St Joseph’s Primary School, in Ramsbottom, and Thornleigh Salesian College, in Astley Bridge.

Mr Valentine secured a job with Angus Council. He moved through the ranks and reached the post of head of economic development and environment and consumer protection, before retiring last November.

Highlights of his career include establishing tourism initiatives in Angus and forging links with Yantai in China. Outside work, Mr Valentine served on the Scout committee and was a member of Forfar Rotary Club for 18 years.

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2:30pm Mon 21 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

I worked in the steel industry for50 years,where's my gong?Then again I went to Castle Hill secondary school the same as Nat lofthouse.Come to think of it he got overlooked too.
I worked in the steel industry for50 years,where's my gong?Then again I went to Castle Hill secondary school the same as Nat lofthouse.Come to think of it he got overlooked too. boltonnut
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12:38pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Harwood1975 says...

Deserves a gong for putting up with them Catholic preists at Thornleigh. cough cough.
Deserves a gong for putting up with them Catholic preists at Thornleigh. cough cough. Harwood1975
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