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  Celebration of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth September 2015
 

 

Tickhill 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.

On Saturday 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 Elizabeth II.

This was 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.

It 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 click here

The Information Sheets relating to each Commonwealth Country and to the events can be accessed by clicking on the links below:-

Cover Front sheet Introduction
Antigua and Barbuda Australia The Bahamas
Bangaladesh Bermuda Belise
Botswana Brunei Cameroon
Canada Cyprus Dominica
Fiji Islands Ghana Grenada
Guyana India Jamaica
Kenya Kiribati Lesotho
Malawi Malaysia The Maldives
Malta Mauritius Mozambique
Namibia Nauru New Zealand
Nigeria Pakistan Papua New Guinea
Rwanda Samoa St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia St Vincent & the Grenadines Seychelles
Sierra Leone Singapore Solomon Islands
South Africa Sri Lanka Swaziland
Tanzania Tonga Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu Uganda Vanuatu
UNITED KINGDOM Singalong in St Mary's  
     

 


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