A DEDICATED theatrical society member has been recognised at an awards ceremony.

Tyldesley Little Theatre's (TLT) Paul Whur has been been involved in productions with the society for more than 28 years.

He won the Regional Special Achievement Award for Services to Amateur Theatre at the NODA (National Operatic and Drama Association) North West Conference Awards in Manchester on Sunday.

NODA District 5 representative Liz Hume Dawson introduced the award by listing a selection of Paul’s achievements over the years before NODA national president Jacquie Stedman handed him the accolade.

Paul was chosen for the prestigious award because to his contributions to many aspects of TLT and due to the fact he epitomise the spirit of the amateur dramatic movement.

He is known to give selflessly for the benefit of others.

Paul is "extremely grateful" to the TLT membership for proposing him for the prize.

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Paul collecting his award on Sunday. Picture: Jenny Whur

The award follows his win in the NODA District 5 Awards, which were held in Bolton in February.

Cathryn Megan Hughes and Cameron Rowe, also District 5 winners, were nominated for North West Regional Awards for their roles of Alice and Hugo, respectively, in TLT's production of The Vicar of Dibley.

The nominations place them in the top 10 actors in the region in their categories.

The NODA North West Region consists of 10 districts.

It covers the area from Carlisle in the north to Congleton in the south, and the Isle of Man in the west to the Yorkshire border in the east.

The final production of TLT’s current season, Kindly Leave the Stage, starts on Tuesday, May 14 and runs until Saturday, May 18.

To buy tickets visit tlt.org.uk.