commemorated the Queen’s long reign by flying all fifty-three
flags of the Commonwealth countries, plus the Commonwealth flag
itself, at various locations within the town.
Information concerning each country represented was
displayed below its flag, or close to it.
A letter was
sent to the Queen at Balmoral Castle informing her of the
activities taking place during the month.
A reply was received and copies of it were displayed in
shop windows in the town.
19th September, St Mary’s Church was the venue for a
wonderful exhibition of patchwork quilts and crafts together
with a display of artefacts and letters relating to the reign of
followed in the evening by The Queen’s Concert attended by Mrs
Sue Scholey, Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and
representative of the Queen.
Local residents and visitors raised the roof and sang
along to music from the six and a half decades covering the
Queen’s long reign.
This was a true community event with contributions from both
primary schools and young musicians of the town.
was quite a day!
Photographs which relate to these events can be found
in the Gallery - Events - Queen's Reign 2015.
For information about how to access cine films of the Queen's visit to
Tickhill and celebrations in 1953 please
The Information Sheets relating
to each Commonwealth Country and to the events can be accessed
by clicking on the links below:-