MBE is a mystery for Margaret

Warrington Guardian: Margaret Isherwood Margaret Isherwood

“The whole thing is a mystery,” says Margaret Isherwood of her nomination.

The 95-year-old has been awarded an MBE for her services to adult learning after proving an inspiration with her insatiable thirst for knowledge.

But now her quest for information has seen her turn Miss Marple as she tries to track down the person who put her forward in the first place.

And what would she like to say to the person who did that?

“Thank you very much but I don’t know why I deserve it,” said Margaret. “I’m doing something I like doing. I don’t like doing nothing.”

Margaret went back to college in her 80s and started learning about a variety of therapies and with support from both Warrington Collegiate and Priestley College gained qualifications.

And since then she brushed up on her computer skills teaching others, mostly younger than herself, how to get online.

Now Margaret, from Latchford, is combining her skills to build a website on colour healing.

But it will have to go on hold for the day when she heads down to Buckingham Palace to pick up her award and her granddaughter Rebecca Carr will be joining her all the way from Vancouver for the special day.

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