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Award for arts centre founder
1:00pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
A woman who was one of the founders of Bridport Arts Centre has been given a posthumous award on the eve of the presentation of the literary prize she created.
Peggy Chapman-Andrews, who died in February, has been awarded the Special Recognition Award in the inaugural year of the Poetry Can South West Poetry Awards.
Judges said such was her impact on Bridport, the south west and consequently on poetry and writing in the UK that they could not pass up this opportunity to acknowledge her contribution.
Peggy was one of the founders of Bridport Arts Centre, 40 years ago in 1973, when the then Arts Society of which she was the secretary, purchased the old Methodist Chapel in South Street.
In the same year Peggy also founded the Bridport Prize, as a fundraiser for the arts centre, which has gone on to become one of the most respected creative writing contests in the country.
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