Kirk Michael woman becomes Durham’s oldest freeman

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A 92-year-old Kirk Michael resident has become Britain’s oldest ever new freeman.

Connie Hotchkiss, who was born in Durham, was admitted to the City of Durham Freeman following a historic ceremony at Durham Town Hall.

For most of her life Mrs Hotchkiss has been prevented from following her father into membership of the ancient order, as it was an exclusively male organisation.

 

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