Mrs Irene Cribdon - December

Mrs Irene Cribdon, who has just celebrated her 90th birthday, has served this city in the field of education in different ways for many years.

She has been a Local Education Authority governor for 40 years at the Blue Coat Church of England School and her particular involvement has been in the areas of curriculum and admissions policy.

She has shown an astonishing commitment to the school and a passionate concern for its ethos.

Her contribution to the life of the city does not end there. She has been a member of the Samaritans and has an ongoing involvement with a flourishing Tea Club where her interest is both immense and tireless.