A lifetime of dedication to village life has led to a playing field being renamed in honour of a retired milkman from Leedstown.

Tom Christophers was guest of honour at the unveiling of new signage to mark 'The Tom Christophers Playing Field'.

The gesture was made by Crowan Parish Council as a mark of gratitude to Tom for his lifelong contribution to Leedstown, Crowan Parrish and beyond.

Many villagers, friends and family recently joined parish council chair Loveday Jenkin for the ceremony.

Tom is well known throughout Cornwall for his flower arrangements and demonstrations, and was previously the local milkman for the Leedstown area.

Born in Leedstown, where he has lived all his life, Tom has been actively involved with the Methodist Church, served as a school governor, and has been chairman on various committees including the village hall, autumn show, cricket club, Christmas lights and the playing field.

Tom Christophers at the unveiling of the playing field sign in his honour

Tom Christophers at the unveiling of the playing field sign in his honour

For 50 years Tom has exhibited cattle, flowers and vegetables at numerous local shows . His commitment has resulted in many honorary positions.

In addition to all of the above, Tom served as a Crowan Parish Councillor for no less than 45 years.

In 2005 both Tom and his wife Joan received royal recognition for their work in the local community and were invited to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

A spokesperson for the parish council said: "Tom Christophers has played a huge role in the lives of many people. Crowan Parish Council is proud to now have their playing field named in his honour."