Around 200 people gathered in The Coppice Theatre at Accrington and Rossendale College to celebrate Julie Hesmondhalgh receiving the highest award that can be bestowed by Hyndburn Council: Freedom of the Borough.
The audience included dignitaries, invited guests and members of the press. All were enthralled as members of the council proposed, seconded and confirmed the award by a show of hands. This was followed by a presentation of the framed certificate, a photo shoot and finally Julie herself delivered a very well-received acceptance speech.
In the second part of the evening, local schools gave performances ranging from Dramatic sketches to acrobatics and a little musical theatre in the mix.
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