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MBE For Ma Weston - Bosherston

Mrs Weston with her letter from the Cabinet Office informing her of the award, 119 kb
Mrs Weston with her letter from the Cabinet Office informing her of the award
© John Eales
The infamous Ma Weston, owner of the Olde Worlde Cafe, Bosherston, Pembroke has received an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Ma Weston, real name Violet Susannah Weston, has for seventy years kept Pembroke's climbers topped up with cream teas and brews and is in this way responsible for some of the hardest routes in Range East.

Mrs Weston is now 87 years old and has been serving tea since she was 17.

"Every climber who has been to Pembroke is certain to have stopped at Mrs Weston's cafe and enjoyed her hospitality and tea cakes. She is as much a part of Pembroke for climbers as Huntsman's Leap!"

Commented Alan James, co-author of the forthcoming Rockfax guide to Pembroke.

Ma Weston, 43 kb
Ma Weston
© Mikey Robertson
Mrs Weston's MBE reads:

Violet Susannah, Mrs WESTON Proprietor, Olde Worlde Café, Bosherston.
For services to the Hospitality and Tourist Industries in Pembrokeshire.

Thanks go to John Eales of the Climber's Club for this report and photograph

Tim Emmett and Neil Gresham at Ma Weston's Cafe, Bosherston, 56 kb
Tim Emmett and Neil Gresham at Ma Weston's Cafe, Bosherston
© Mikey Robertson


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