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Cllr Margaret Brown – Honorary Freewoman of the Town

In a ceremony held today at the Great Torrington Town & Community Hall, Cllr Margaret Brown was awarded the title of Honorary Freewoman of the Town and Parish of Great Torrington.

During the ceremony, speeches were made to honour Cllr Brown’s long and eminent service as both a Town and District Councillor and she was presented a framed certificate by the Mayor. Following which, our Town Crier “Big Al” gave a talk about the Battle of Torrington and sang the “Torrington Song” which was enjoyed by the many invited guests.

Councillor Brown has dedicated herself to representing many causes in the interest of Great Torrington and its’ residents for many years. She became a Town Councillor in 1997, a District Councillor in 1999 and during her time serving on both the town and district councils, Councillor Brown has been Mayor of Great Torrington four times and Chair of Torridge District Council four times.