Suffolk’s new additions to the New Years Honours list

Hugh Williamson.

Hugh Williamson. - Credit: Archant

Professor Hugh Williamson, from Southwold, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to scholarship and theology.

The former Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford University and Fellow of the British Academy said is one of several from Suffolk to be honoured in this year's list.

He said: 'One doesn't expect to be recognised in this way above other colleagues who are equally deserving.'

Timothy John Edward, Baron Tollemache, the former Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, was made Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

Roger Wright, of Snape, chief executive of Aldeburgh Music, and lately director of BBC Proms and controller of BBC Radio 3, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music.

Christopher Hayward Wells, of Eye, is chair of governors at the federated schools of Gislingham and Palgrave, and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to education.

Simon John Alcock, a constable at Suffolk Police, was awarded the Queen's Police Medal as was Paul Marshall, a former deputy chief constable.