This video was filmed on the day when Stanley was awarded his MBE. He was a 100 years old when it was announced in the newspapers that he had been awarded an MBE for services to Art and Design. The MBE presentation was held at Stanley’s home, Little Oak, in Saddleworth. Unfortunately, he could not go to Buckingham Palace as his health was not too good. However, the Lord Lieutenant of Manchester arrived at Little Oak to meet Stanley and present him with his MBE. Dylan Thomas’s daughter Aeronwy was staying at Little Oak and watched the presentation. Although Stanley had a cold, he stood up and made a speech.

 

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