Hollywood stars and headteacher lead the honours list
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Marsha with from left daughter-in-law Victoria Freeman and daughter Lily Elms.
A FORMER headteacher, a Hollywood actress and a charity founder are among the mix of Reading people recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Marsha Carey-Elms, who was headteacher at Kendrick School for 19 years before she retired at Easter, is made an OBE for services to education.
The school regularly tops the league tables and has been ranked first nationally for GCSEs in a state school for the past two years.
Also honoured by the Queen today is Reading-born actress Kate Winslet, who is made CBE for services to drama, and 69-year-old Dr Ronald Cookson, who set up The Mills Archive - a database of watermills and mills across the UK - and is made MBE for services to heritage.
The top honour went to Kenneth Branagh, who grew up in Reading and attended Whiteknights Primary School and Meadway secondary. He is knighted for his services to drama and the community in Northern Ireland.
Other Berkshire honours:
Kenneth Charles Branagh. For services to Drama and to the community in Northern Ireland.
ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER
The Reverend Canon John Austin White, LVO. Canon and vice Dean, St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Maj Alan Llewellyn Denman, MBE. Superintendent, Windsor Castle.
James Goodall. Foreman, Windsor Castle.
ROYAL VICTORIAN MEDAL
Peter Brooks. Caretaker, College of St. George, Windsor Castle.
Graham Cornelius Sanderson. Head of Valley Gardens, Crown Estate, Windsor.
Miss Julie Katherine Weldon. Housekeeping assistant, Windsor Castle.
ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Michael John Fuhr, OBE. Commercial Adviser, Department for Transport.
Ms Ann Santry. Chief executive, Sovereign Housing Association. For services to Social Housing.
Ms Kate Elizabeth Winslet. Actress. For services to Drama.
Miss Brenda Billington. former consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading. For services to Ophthalmology.
John Bishop. For services to Agriculture and to the community in Berkshire.
Mrs Marsha Carey-Elms, JP. Formerly Executive Headteacher, Kendrick School and Reading Girls' School, Reading. For services to Education.
Andrew Moore. Grade B1, Ministry of Defence.
Professor Peter Roberts. Formerly head of Plasma Physics Science and Technology, AWE Aldermaston. For services to the Defence Industry.
Terry Wilkins. Strategic Volunteer and Project Co-ordinator, Dorset Police. For service to Policing.
Kenneth Allan. For services to the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Ronald Cookson. Founder, Mills Archive Trust. For services to Heritage.
Eugene Incerti. Director of Skills Competitions, National Apprenticeship Service. For services to Skills.
Mrs Gloria Keene. For services to the community in Inkpen.
Mrs Margaret Wooldridge. Governor, All Saints Infant School, Reading, for services to Education.
BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
Mark Barr. For services to the Portobello Road and Golborne Road Markets, London.
Christopher David Trigwell. For services to the community in Kintbury.
For full reports see next week's Reading Midweek and Thursday's Chronicle.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 15 Jun 12