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Honorary Freemen (Morecambe and Heysham)

The title Honorary Freemen, is the highest honour a Borough or City Council can bestow on an individual or a group of individuals. A council would grant the title to ' persons of distinction or persons who have in the opinion of the council, rendered eminent services to the Borough or City '. 

Listed below are the Honorary Freemen of the former Borough of Morecambe and Heysham, which was merged on the 1st April 1974, with the former Lancaster City Council, Carnforth Urban District Council, Lancaster Rural District Council and Lunesdale Rural District Council, to form the 'new authority', Lancaster City Council.

The Coat of Arms of the former Borough of Morecambe and Heysham

John Robert Birkett

Admitted 27th June 1923 (Deceased)

Joseph Snowden

Admitted 17th November 1930 (Deceased)

Dr. J. W. Watterson, CA

Admitted 20th October 1932 (Deceased)

The Lady Ashton, CBE

Admitted 27th July 1938 (Deceased)

Edwin Banks

Admitted 26th July 1949 (Deceased)

Harold Rupert Vivian Addenbrooke

Admitted 18th April 1961 (Deceased)

Edgar Bell

Admitted 29th June 1972 (Deceased)

Norman Philip Edmondson

Admitted 29th June 1972 (Deceased)

Charles Lonsdale

Admitted 29th June 1972 (Deceased)

Raymond Courtney Penhale, OBE

Admitted 29th June 1972 (Deceased)

Albert Modley

Admitted 29th June 1972 (Deceased)





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