AN ARCHAEOLOGIST has been honoured in recognition of his dedicated work in the city.

Dr Peter Addyman, the former Director of York Archaeological Trust, officially collected the title of Honorary Freeman at a ceremony the Mansion House on Wednesday 13 February.

The honour is given to those who have served the city with distinction, or those with very notable links to the city.

The recommendation was put to the council by the Guild of Freemen of the city of York, nominated at a meeting of the council by Coun Stephen Galloway and seconded by the deputy leader of the council Coun David Scott.

The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Irene Waudby, who presented Dr Addyman with a specifically designed vellum scroll at the ceremony, said: "It was a great pleasure to bestow this honour on Peter, particularly as I had links with him when I was Lord Mayor six years ago.

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