A THORNBURY chef is being recognised in an exhibition honouring inspirational South Gloucestershire women.

Romy Gill, who runs Romy’s Kitchen on Castle Street will be part of an exhibition entitled Inspiring Women: the legacy of the First World War in South Gloucestershire.

It has been designed to showcase the achievements of South Gloucestershire women from the First World War to the present day.

Romy was nominated to be part of the exhibition by Thornbury Museum.

Growing up in West Bengal, Romy moved to the UK in 1994 and was awarded an MBE in 2016.

Writing on Facebook Romy said she was ‘honoured and really touched’ to be part of the exhibition.

Councillor Rachael Hunt, chair of South Gloucestershire Council, said: “This exhibition tells the fascinating stories of some of the most interesting and inspiring women to come from South Gloucestershire over the past 100 years.

“It is important that we recognise and celebrate the significant and vital contribution that women have made and continue to make across South Gloucestershire.

"Many are unsung heroes whose achievements and actions deserve the recognition that this exhibition provides. Everyone should attend one of these exhibitions to discover the stories for themselves.”

The exhibition will run at various locations across the area until July 2019.

It will be at Thornbury Library from November 11-26, and Yate Library from December 3-January 7.

For full details go to bit.ly/2pLyOZi.

To learn more about Romy and why she has nominated go to thornburymuseum.org.uk/2018/10/12/an-inspirational-woman-and-a-great-chef.