TIVERTON Junior Operatic Society has awarded a life membership to Mrs Viv Curtis after 26 dedicated years service.

Starting in 1988, Viv was involved in helping back stage at shows before becoming vice-chairman in 1997.

Since 2004 however, she has undertaken the extremely busy role of secretary - and thanks to her organisational skills, above and beyond her role, the members of TJOC have enjoyed many theatre trips including a very memorable back stage tour of Les Miserable in 2010.