Peter's Day At The Palace
Club photographer receives MBE.
Everton club photographer Peter McFall received an MBE from the Queen this week.
Peter, who has worked for the Blues on matchdays for over 20 years, was among a star-studded line-up at Buckingham Palace, with a host of London 2012 stars, including heptathlon winner Jessica Ennis, cyclist Jason Kenny, long jumper Greg Rutherford and boxer Nicola Adams, also collecting their special honours.
On his day at the palace, Peter said: “There was a long wait, which gave me the opportunity to chat to some of the Olympians there to receive their awards. Suddenly I found myself in a short line-up and then face-to-face with Her Majesty the Queen.
“To be so close to the Queen was most exciting and the feeling is difficult to describe. Her Majesty was not only knowledgeable but very pleasant and easy to talk to.”
Peter was appointed MBE for services to criminal justice. As an integral part of a volunteer group that oversees the running of a prison, he ensures offenders and staff are treated fairly and according to prison rules, along with various other responsibilities.
He has been volunteering for the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for 26 years and was awarded the MBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours list.