Shirley Williams – the first honorary freewoman of Rhyl

Rhyl History Club are proud to report that one of our long term members, Shirley Williams, has recently been made an Honorary  Freewoman of the town.  Shirley is only the third person to receive the prestigious award, and is the first woman.  The award has previously been given to the late Roy Turner and Peter Robinson

Shirley has a very impressive list of community activities over the years, including involvement with Rhyl Youth Club, Rhyl and District Rounders League, Rhyl and District Operatic Society and the Nancy Clarke School of Dance. Shirley has fulfilled many and various volunteer roles, too many to mention, including thirty years for the Glan Clwyd Branch of the British Heart Foundation (she is now their Vice Chair) and “front of house” at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre. She was a founder member of Clwyd Coast Credit Union.  In 2017 Shirley attended HM the Queen’s Garden Party after being nominated for her long standing charitable work by Rhyl County Court, where she still works as a Court Usher.

Rhyl History Club sends Shirley many congratulations on this thoroughly deserved award.



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3 responses to “Shirley Williams – the first honorary freewoman of Rhyl

  1. Linda Redfern

    Congratulations Shirley your work for Rhyl has been rewarded.

  2. robertscottrhyl

    Indeed, well deserved recognition. Well done and a big ‘Thank you’ from ALL the people you have ‘helped’ in so very many ways.

  3. Mike Jones

    Congratulations Shirley ..well deserved !

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