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G Live honours eminent Guildford residents, Bill and Doreen Bellerby

PUBLISHED: 17:38 28 January 2014 | UPDATED: 17:38 28 January 2014

G Live honours eminent Guildford residents, Bill and Doreen Bellerby

G Live honours eminent Guildford residents, Bill and Doreen Bellerby

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Half a century of outstanding contributions by Bill and Doreen Bellerby to the Guildford community have been recognised at a ceremony at G Live.

In recognition of the considerable support that the couple have given to the arts over the last fifty years, the entertainment venue has renamed its studio space The Bellerby Studio.

Now both in their 90s, Bill and Doreen have been involved in local politics and the arts for a large part of their lives.

Bill was Mayor of Guildford for two consecutive years from 1972 to 1974 and a Guildford Borough Council councillor for 43 years.

The couple were made honorary Freemen of Guildford in 1995, an honour which has only been bestowed upon 17 people in 150 years.

Both have also been awarded MBEs, honorary graduates of the University of Surrey and have actively campaigned for causes including the arts and equal rights for women.

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