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A Visit to Buckingham Palace

Mr F Bones goes to the Palace
(Faversham News)

Mr Frederick Richard Bones, 88-years-old veteran of the National Union of Agricultural Workers, of Bounds View, Boughton, attended an
investiture at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to receive the M.B.E. awarded to him in the New Year's Honours.Mr Bones, who was
accompanied by his daughter, Mrs C.E. Jones and granddaughter, Miss Lilian A. Bones, received his award, made for his long service to
agricultrual workers, from H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester.

Daily Mirror

March 6th 1952

A proud moment goes on the record as a friend takes a snapshot of Mr.F.R. Bones, 88 of Boughton, Kent, outside Buckingham Palace,
with the M.B.E. he received, at yesterday's investiture, for his service to the Agricultrual Workers' Union.

"Star" Reporter

The mighty and the humble mingled at Buckingham Palace when the Duke of Gloucester acting on behalf of the Queen held an Investiture
there today. There were re-tabbed generals and other high officers displaying yards of gold braid, and there were also men like Mr
Freddy Bones of Boughton Kent, 88, last January, who received the MBE for long service to agricultual workers. Mr Bones started
work at the age of nine, earning 3s6d a week for seven days' work, has nine children, 15 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A
daughter and a granddaughter were in the ballroom with him. Others of his family waited outside.

These are some of the reports written about him

Like the sun, the memory of Frederick will always warms our hearts.

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