University honour for Yatton pensioner

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

Martyn Hooper

Martyn Hooper

A YATTON pensioner has been honoured by his old university.

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A YATTON pensioner has been honoured by his old university.

Martyn Hooper, aged 72, travelled to Loughborough University to receive the award as part of the institution's centenary celebrations.

The parish councillor, of Durban Way, gained a degree in physical education in 1961 and 49 years on he was given an honorary BSc.

Mr Hooper, who taught at Churchill Community School during a career that ended in 1997, said he enjoyed catching up with some old friends at the event in December.

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