Alumnus collects OBE awarded for World War heritage work

Peter Liddle shaking hands with Princess Anne as he receives his award

Earlier this year, Peter Liddle was named on the King’s Birthday Honours list for services to Heritage and Public Understanding of the Experience of the two World Wars. He collected his OBE from Buckingham Palace just this month, where he met Princess Anne (pictured).

Peter has committed a great deal of his life to preserving and commemoratingpersonal experiences of people’s lives during the great war and the second world war.

He later founded the Liddle Collection of Great War Archive materials at The University of Leeds which led to the creation of the charitable trust, The Second World War Experience Centre, in Otley. 

Peter graduated from Loughborough College in 1957 with a Diploma in Physical Education.  

He enjoyed and appreciated his time at Loughborough, and he recalls many memories of Captaining the Hockey 1st XI, attempting to sail on the River Soar and a Visiting Lecture by the famous secretary of the Football Association, Sir Stanley Rous.


Congratulations on your achievement Peter!