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Essex, EN9 1DE.
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Issued: June 1, 2018
Retired teacher awarded Freedom of the Town
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A retired teacher who dedicated almost three decades to teaching in Waltham Abbey has been awarded the Freedom of the Town by Waltham Abbey Town Council.

Karen Matthews, who lives in Upshire, taught at Holy Cross School for 12 years, and for 15 years at St Lawrence and Hillhouse schools.

Next year will mark her 40th anniversary with the local brownies and guides.

A former District Commissioner and the current leader of 1st Upshire Guides, Karen - who lives in Upshire - has also served for some 30 years on Upshire Village Hall, 20 years of which have been spent as treasurer.

Karen, who received her scroll of honour from mayor Mick Fitch at Wednesday's annual council meeting, said of her award: "It's great. I'm really privileged. It's nice to be appreciated. It's a great honour."

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