50 years aog this week: Friday, June 16, 1961

A DOYEN of Northumberland’s fishing industry, one of the county’s skilful State Registered nurses, and the head of the Northumberland County Constabulary have all been given public recognition for their work in the Queen’s honours list announced at the weekend.

The representatives of two of the professions the Queen has approved the award of the Medal of the British Empire (Civil Division) and to a third the Order of the British Empire.

Well-known Seahouses fish merchant Mr Richard Douglas Dawson gets the MBE for his work in the fishing industry – an industry which he entered more than 60 years ago.

The 84-year-old fish merchant – for all his age he still cycles the half-mile to and from work – is noted for the deep and kindly interest he takes in the local fishing community; in the welfare of the village in general, and in the Seahouses Methodist Church, of which he is one of the most staunch members.

Amble townsfolk are particularly pleased that Miss Agnes Nimmo Carruthers (SRN) has been honoured with a similar award. For Nurse Carruthers has been their district nurse and midwife for the past quarter of a century.

The OBE has been given to Mr A U R Scroggie, Chief Constable of Northumberland.