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Top honour for furniture maker

Malvern Editorial 21st Nov, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A FURNITURE maker has been awarded a prestigious honour.

Peter Sefton, who runs an Upton based furniture making school in his name, was admitted as a Liveryman to the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers at a ceremony earlier this month. He was also given the Freedom of the City of London – a tradition which dates back to medieval times bestowed on people who were not the property of a feudal lord.

The Master Craftsman said the honour, which is only given to 300 people at once, was the highest he could strive for in his field.

Peter has been in the furniture making industry for 28 years and has been teaching and mentoring for 17.

He set up Peter Sefton Furniture School with his wife Sarah by converting The Threshing Barn on Welland Road.

On receiving the award he said: “It is a great honour to be invited to become a Liveryman and I am immensely proud.

“I am looking forward to the opportunities this position will afford in being able to support the next generation of skilled furniture makers and ensure the craft continues to be valued at all levels.

“I have always had a passion for beautifully crafted furniture and consider myself to be very fortunate to be able to pass my knowledge and expertise on to other people with the same interest.”

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