MBE for archaeologist and ceramicist
Archaeologist Rowan Whimster has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Dr Whimster, who lives in Ramsbury, was given the honour for for services to heritage and conservation.
He has worked in the historic environment field for 40 years, first as an aerial archaeologist at Cambridge University and with the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, later on the executive board of English Heritage, and now as a freelance editorial consultant and adviser.
A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, former vice-president of the Council for British Archaeology and senior member of the Council of the National Trust, he is also known as a ceramicist, making round-bodied pots and jars inspired by the prehistoric pottery of Wiltshire.