June 17, 2023 9.00 am This story is over 9 months old

🏅King’s Birthday Honours: Lincolnshire craftman’s 45 years of service to England’s forests 🌳

Well done Lawrence!

Scunthorpe-born Lawrence Langton has been awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) for services to forestry after a 45-year career.

Lawrence, 61, recalls his desire to tread a different path than joining Scunthorpe’s steelworks, which was customary for many. The roots of his career in forestry took hold in 1978 when he joined a gang working in Laughton Forest, and he now embraces the role of a craftsperson for Forestry England.

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