A VILLAGE near Stafford will receive a special newcomer with a Royal connection as part of its celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
A sapling from the Windsor Estate will be planted in Great Bridgeford to mark the monarchical milestone – only the second time a British monarch has cele- brated 60 years on the throne.
Great Bridgeford Village Hall Committee, St Chad’s Church and the clubs that use the hall are joining forces to com- memorate the Diamond Jubilee in sparkling style on June 3.
Events are currently being planned and are set to include a big tea, party games, sharing of memories and a Christian act of thanksgiving.
They will be open to anyone in the village, and those with connections to the village, and will run from 3pm to 6pm.
A time capsule containing information about village life and activities will also be created.
Andrea Reiling, one of the organisers, said: “It’s a real community event.
“We will have a transport service for people who are disabled or cannot drive and a timeline for people to record their own special events, such as a birthday, and a Royal family tree.
“There will be a competition for the best dressed bicycle and people who dress up as well, in outfits from any era or red, white and blue.” Further information will be posted on the village hall website when available at http://www.greatbridgefordvillagehall.or g.uk/html/special_events.html.
Alternatively contact Reverend Andrew Hetherington at St Chad’s Church on 01785 282829.