Evening Telegraph, 15th June 1996
Rushden Driving Instructor Ellen Inwood, MBE
People's choices are honoured in county
A NUMBER of Northamptonshire residents have been commended in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The list, published on Saturday, includes more than 400 nominations made by members of the public.
Rushden driving instructor Ellen Inwood, who specialises in teaching people with disabilities to drive, will receive an MBE.
The 56-year-old mum said she was "very overwhelmed" by the award.
She said: "I do not know who put my name forward, I have lived in the Rushden area all my life and local people are very loyal.
"Being a driving instructor is just a way of life for me. I just do it because it is very satisfying. I do not look at people with disabilities or treat them any different - it's just a pleasure to help."