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Congratulations to Matthew Baker BEM

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Congratulations to Matthew Baker who has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021 and who has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his services to music and the community.

The Sandstone Ridge Trust sends Matthew its warmest wishes.

Back in 2010 Matthew was involved with the Sandstone Ridge in the production of 'Forgotten Fortress'; a thrilling winter tale regarding the hillforts along the Ridge and which was part of the then Habitats and Hillforts Project.

At that time, Forgotten Fortress was a new production, commissioned jointly with the Arts Council by the Chester based 'Theatre in the Quarter'.

Matthew was the composer and musical director in light of research amongst the Sandstone Ridge community, and Forgotten Fortress was performed 20 times in venues up and down the Sandstone Ridge.

A well deserved honour!