ONE of Huddersfield's most successful businessmen has been honoured by the Queen.
Edgar Dickinson, 81, travelled to London to receive the honour with his family.
Mr Dickinson founded the famous Longley Farm brand, near Hade Edge, above Holmfirth in 1948.
The company is famed for its award-winning yoghurts, creams and other diary products.
He no longer has any involvement with the company but does own a mill complex in Barkisland.
But it was his tireless work for the community and especially with Hade Edge Band that won the father-of-three acknowledgement from Her Majesty.
Seven years ago he stepped in to rescue the band when it was in financial dire straits. In the last two years he has also helped revive its junior band section.
Mr Dickinson's son-in-law David Rodesano went to London with the family.
He said: "It was a great day. Edgar had a fantastic time.
"He told us a story about when he bought a bull once from the Queen's stock. Unfortunately it was not up to much.
"He did not mention it to the Queen when he met her though!"