Gunnedah's David Waghorn has been recognised by Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson for his 50 years as a justice of the peace

DEDICATION: Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson presents David Waghorn with an award to mark 50 years as a justice of the peace. Photo: Billy Jupp
DEDICATION: Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson presents David Waghorn with an award to mark 50 years as a justice of the peace. Photo: Billy Jupp

Since moving to Gunnedah as a child David Waghorn has been a community man.

Acting as a Justice of the Peace (JP) for the last 50 years Mr Waghorn has witnessed countless important documents and moments.

On Monday, Mr Waghorn’s 50 years as a JP was recognized with a certificate from Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson.

Mr Waghorn was very modest when receiving the award.

“I think this is more to recognise I have lived this long,” Mr Waghorn joked.

“Becoming a justice of the peace so young has helped me reach this milestone.

“Most take it on around the time they’re 40 or 50 and because of that they don’t reach this milestone.”

Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson praised Mr Waghorn’s commitment to the community .

“To have people in the community to witness those important moments and documents speaks volumes for the commitment and dedication they have to their community,” Mr Anderson said.