French Chevalier honour for Redbourn resident
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A keen volunteer with Down’s Syndrome has been honoured in a French ceremony for his achievements within the society of which he is a part.
Simon Taylor, 47, of Redbourn, who is a very active member of the Special Olympics St Albans and a volunteer at St Albans Abbey, was named a Chevalier at the recent Fete de la Dinde, also known as The Feast of The Turkey.
The three-day event is a Christmas festival which celebrates the turkey in the town of Licques, which is famous for its poultry.
It was introduced in the 17th century by monks and every year a march takes place which involves the Noble Dames and Knights of the Brotherhood of the Turkey.
Simon takes part in the march every year with his dad, who has been a member of the brotherhood Confrerie le la Tete de veau for more than 20 years.
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Before the feast, Simon was one of 14 people to be honoured by the Confrerie de la Dinde, as a Chevalier, which is a form of Knighthood.
Simon’s dad, James Taylor, commented: “He was dubbed a Chevalier in the Order of the Confrerie de la Dinde de Licques and was presented with a huge medal of honour and also his certificate proclaiming him a Chevalier. He was over the moon.”
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