Congratulations and good wishes have poured through the doors of the Jamieson Library and Trevelyan House, Penzance, at the announcement in the New Year's Honours List, of an award of MBE (Membership) for our former Director, who retired in November from her front-line post with the Hypatia Trust.
Melissa Hardie-Budden has been given the award in thanks for her 'services to Heritage and the Arts in West Cornwall.' Her intentions, of course, are not to 'slope off' to warmer, drier climes, though tempted!, but to explore some of the threads of thought revealed in the books she has so lovingly collected and nurtured. Melissa will continue to serve as Chairwoman of the Hypatia Trustees and participate in the work of sharing our Collections. Not especially good at sitting down (except at the desk), she will also continue as an ambassadress for the Trust and its missions.