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A Small And Surprising Bit Of ACC History

Well not exactly ACC history but history made by someone who cheered in the ACC anyway.

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The Queen Presents New Colours To The 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards
 LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Queen Elizabeth II reacts after presenting New Colours to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Windsor Castle on April 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
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As you guys know, we’re ACC fans too and we follow the rest of the conference schools as much as we can.

There are sometimes some pretty remarkable stories - Clemson’s Bobby Conrad has become a highly respected judge, Maryland’s (and Arizona’s) Brian Williams changed his name to Bison Dele and sailed the Pacific until his untimely death, to the still inconceivable story of Muggsy Bogues, a 5-3 guard who had a long and incredible career in the NBA.

You could go on for a long time. You’d have to, too, to find a more unlikely and remarkable story than that of Lois “Peaches” Golding.

Golding grew up in Winston-Salem, attended UNC and became a cheerleader. After school she taught in Nigeria before moving to the U.K.

Recently Queen Elizabeth named her as the lord-lieutenant of the city and county of Bristol.

She is thought to be the first black lord-lieutenant in the U.K. and is surely one of the very few, if any, from the states.

It’s a really cool story.

And if you were wondering, yes, the Queen calls her Peaches.

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