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The first woman to earn city’s freedom

YOUR report (January 21) that Amanda Cottrell is the first woman to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Canterbury is incorrect. The first woman to receive what is the Honorary Freedom of the City of Canterbury was, in fact, Alderman Mrs Evelyn Mary Hews. The ceremony took place on November 9, 1967. A list of all the Freemen …

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First woman joins men in being awarded freedom of city

THE chairman of Visit Kent has become the first woman to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Canterbury Amanda Cottrell OBE was one of three people to be awarded the city’s highest honour at a ceremony on Thursday night. As a freeman of Canterbury she, alongside new inductees Sir Graeme Odgers and Paul Barrett, joining an elite group …

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Paul Barrett, Amanda Cottrell and Sir Graeme Odgers given Freedom of City of Canterbury

by Alex Claridge @claridgealex On a night of pomp and ceremony, Canterbury awarded the freedom of the city to a trio of distinguished names. Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr Ann Taylor presented the highest award the city can bestow upon Paul Barrett, Amanda Cottrell and Sir Graeme Odgers at the Guildhall on Thursday. Mr Barrett, the managing director of Barretts …

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Freedom of city honour for trio

The freedom of the city of Canterbury will be awarded to three high-profile figures tonight (Thursday). Amanda Cottrell, Sir Graeme Odgers and Paul Barrett will receive the honour at a ceremony in the Guildhall in recognition of their “outstanding contribution to the life and wellbeing of the city of Canterbury”. They will join the list of freemen of the city, …

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