Mayor celebrates Diamond Jubilee in Christchurch
By Com_Publisher | Thursday, June 07, 2012, 23:20
The Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr Peter Hall has celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Christchurch with two ceremonies.
In the first he planted an oak tree in Druitt Gardens, saying: "To celebrate our Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, we are planting a traditional English oak. I sincerely hope that, in sixty years' time, some of the children present today will remember being here when we planted the oak and what it symbolised."
Later in the day Cllr Hall unveiled a blue plaque on the side of the Old Town Hall in the High Street. He said: "In our town we are fortunate to have several buildings of historical interest with blue plaques. It gives me great pleasure to unveil this plaque to celebrate sixty years of our beloved Queen's reign." He then led the watching crowd in raising three cheers for the Queen.