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Margaret Street (née Sysiak 1966-1973) has recently retired from the Home Office and, with the children grown up and flown the nest, she decided to become a Film and TV extra. Margaret had experience in the film industry in the 1980’s when she was a secretary for Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg. She also lived in Rome for a year working on “Monsignor”.  Margaret has played a variety of roles ranging from a patient in “Holby City” to a Star Ship traveller in “Star Wars”. She was recently seen in the superhero movie “Justice League” – look out for her in the prison queue behind Flash and the baddie!  And see if you can spot her playing a fleeing refugee in the new Churchill film “Darkest Hour”. Margaret’s most glamorous role was last year at Ely Cathedral in “The Royals” playing a wedding guest at a royal wedding. Margaret says: “The hours are long with early starts but, to be paid to dress up and have fun, it’s a dream job!”

Stella Wood (née Ryland 1955-61) attended a very special event at St Paul’s last May.  As a recipient of an OBE she was invited to the service of dedication to mark the centenary of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Her Majesty The Queen and HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh both attended the event along with many other dignitaries. Stella was awarded her OBE in 1996 and she said that this was the first time she has worn the medal since she received it from HRH the Prince of Wales. She received her OBE for services to the Department of Trade and Industry where she had led a project for the improvement of record keeping systems.