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MBE Medal and Box

1948

Ladies British Empire Medal MBE with pink ribbon in black presentation box and original card certificate with instructions for wear inside.

Bequeathed to the Museum collection in 1978 by Eliza Hodson.

Presented to Miss Elizabeth Hodson J P. Trade Unionist, member of the North Western Regional Board for Industry. Chairman, Wigan Local Employment Committee on 10 June 1948 for services to trade unionism.

Lily Hodson as she was known, was a magistrate and officer of the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers.  She was awarded the MBE for her work in connection with the Ministry of Labour.  She was described as having “a tremeandous zeal for the people of Wigan – and for the less fortunate members of the community.