I just HAD to exclusively share this wonderful story tonight.
They say reward and recognition comes to those who work hard, not for themselves but for their community. Well, thats exactly what happened to Mr Peter Sim this week, in a turn of events that is most deserving. Congratulations go out to Mr Pete Sim, formerly of Blantyre who this week was delighted to have a whole brand new street in London named after him! A lasting legacy to this man’s life achievements.
The accolade was in recognition of his excellent work in the local London community over many years.
Pete Sim was born in 1939, formerly of Baird’s Rows (Craighead Rows) in Low Blantyre. He is the youngest of 4 children of Peter and Helen Sim. His father was a hard working miner. Around 1960, shortly after demolition of the rows, Pete left Blantyre with some friends around the age of 21 and headed for London for employment. He met and married a lady named Pat (pictured) over 50 years ago and they set up home in England.
Eva Brown, who is Pete’s sister and kindly shared this happy photo told me, “He’s always worked for the community and helped to get the area regenerated and that’s why he and another man were honoured by each having a street named after them.”
I wish a heart congratulations to Pete and hope he took time out to celebrate.
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