Honours for Mary Rose Trust members who helped bring ship back to life

Chief executive John Lippiett. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (131141-15)
Chief executive John Lippiett. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (131141-15)
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Two top figures at the Mary Rose Trust have been recognised in the New Year Honours list for their work in bringing the historic ship back to life.

Rear-Admiral John Lippiett, the chief executive of the Mary Rose Trust, has been awarded a CBE for services to British heritage.

Professor Mark Jones, the head of conservation at the trust, has received an MBE.

It comes after Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s new Mary Rose Museum opened to the public earlier this year after years of conservation work.

Visitors have flocked to the new attraction since its opening, and the museum has been earning high reviews and top awards in its first few months.

New Year Honours in full

· Dedicated Portsmouth detective is made an MBE

· Portsmouth warrant officer’s MBE for minehunter work

· Gong for University of Portsmouth chancellor Sandi Toksvig

· ‘It came as such a surprise’ says tireless Waterlooville fundraiser Lynne

· Helping the elderly has seen two caring women recognised

· Portsmouth bandsman receives a medal after 41 years