This Year we are recognising the long service of Lorraine Brown ------20 Years
Lorraine Brown is being presented with her certificate by Group Chairman, Noel Davies.
Lorraine joined West Pennine Group in 1996, taking her Advanced Car Test in
January 1997 with Examiner Chris Slater. During the time Lorraine was preparing for
the Test as an Associate (and she never missed a week) she was supported by a
number of Observers. Amongst those Observers David Grey, Alison Ashworth, Janet
Boardman, Dave Cannon and Colin Watt are still West Pennine members. Eric
Ridgway did Lorraine’s Assessment and recommended that she was ready for Test.
Lorraine’s sterling work with the Committee has to be celebrated again tonight. She
was Minutes Secretary until 2000 when she became Group Secretary at a particularly
difficult time in the Group’s history. Lorraine stepped down from the Committee in
February 2008 after 8 years as Honorary Secretary.
Following the untimely loss of Allan Thorne in 2004, Lorraine was one of four new
Trustees to be appointed. This is a valued position which is still held by Lorraine
Well done and thank you Lorraine.