The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated on Saturday 4 June to mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952 (my Dad was one of the policemen on the Mall that day, Ed.). It is the first time that any British monarch has celebrated a platinum jubilee.
The four-day Jubilee weekend starts on Thursday 2 June until Sunday 5 June with communities up and down the land putting on events, displays and pageants to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Jubilee beacons will be lit in the capital city of each of the Commonwealth countries, the Queen’s baton for the Commonwealth Games features a platinum strand, the Royal Mint, partnering with the Royal Canadian Mint, have produced a two-coin commemorative set, commemorative stamps have been issued.
Phil and Heather from the Friends of Brinton Park with some of the knitted and crocheted flowers (48 knitted flowers were contributed by the Editor!)
To those living in or near Kidderminster, the Friends of Brinton Park initiated a community project to create handmade flowers to adorn the railings of the park ahead of their Jubilee event on Saturday 4 June.