Former Scunthorpe cinema owner Gerald Parkes made MBE in New Year Honours
A former cinema owner in Scunthorpe and an ex-police commander of the district are both honoured in the New Year Honours List.
Gerald Parkes, who is made an MBE, owned the Majestic Cinema in Oswald Road but closed the five-screen entertainment venue in 2003, following the opening of the £6-million Vue cinema in the town’s Parishes shopping mall.
He is still heavily involved with cinemas in Louth and Cleethorpes.
Mr Parkes is a former Scunthorpe Rotary Club president and received the movement's coveted Paul Harris Fellowship.
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He has been made a Member of the British Empire for services to the UK cinema industry.
David Griffin, Deputy Chief Constable of Humberside, receives the Queen's Police Medal.
As Chief Superintendent Griffin he was in charge of policing in the Scunthorpe district for four years in the late 1990s.