North West Wales

New Year Honours: Dolwyddelan organist of 75 years

Georgina Jones receiving an award Image copyright Church in Wales
Image caption Georgina Jones also received an award from the Archbishop of Wales four years ago

A woman who spent an incredible 75 years as church organist in the Conwy Valley has been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Georgina Jones, 92, from Dolwyddelan, has been awarded the BEM.

"Receiving the honour was a shock and a surprise when I had the letter," she told BBC Wales.

"I've been in the church all my life, playing in three or four services on Sundays. The church was my life."

Mrs Jones added: "I've enjoyed playing the organ, really enjoyed it. I retired the end of April and I miss it."

Another BEM goes to Norman Rimmer, director of music at the Holy Trinity Church in Llandudno for more than 25 years

Both have received awards from the Archbishop of Wales for their contributions to church music.

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