A carpenter from Norfolk is being recognised for his services to national heritage with a highly distinguished honour.

Michael Morrison, from Hingham, will be made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by King Charles following his long career in carpentry and architecture.

As well as his work featuring in museums, galleries and stately houses, Mr Morrison was recently the master of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, an 800-year-old guild of craftsmen. 

Michael is the ex-master of the 800-year-old Worshipful Company of CarpentersMichael is the ex-master of the 800-year-old Worshipful Company of Carpenters (Image: Worshipful Company of Carpenters)

In 1973, Mr Morrison moved to Norfolk with his wife Catherine when he joined the architects' practice, Purcell Miller and Tritton, which specialised in the repair and conservation of historic buildings. 

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According to the couple, it was only intended to be a short stay but 47 years later they still live in the same 17th-century farmhouse.

The 76-year-old became a partner in the firm in 1979 and was the chairman of the business, overseeing its expansion across the UK and into Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, before he retired from the practice in 2019.