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Freeman: the Revd Joan Donkin, a Lutheran priest in the Church of Sweden, was sworn in as a freeman of the City of Durham on Monday. Ms Donkin was born in Durham, and followed in the footsteps of her 94-year-old father, Norman, when she was installed as a member of the 400-year-old joiners' guild. Her father is one of only eight gentleman freemen. The rules to allow women to enter the 700-year-old guilds were changed only a year ago. Ms Donkin began work as an arts and worship adviser to a ...

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