2022 saw the year the nation celebrated her Majesty's 70th year on the throne. With this wonderful milestone being marked with 2 Bank Holidays, nicknamed "The PlattyJubes Celebration" we all looked forward to a long weekend of street parties, miles of bunting and celebrations. It also saw the launch of the Queen's Green Canopy.
Our 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee' meant we planted a beautiful cherry tree in St Luke's Field and have further plans to plant a 'wild harvest' hedge to include Hazel, Blackthorn, Rowan, Hawthorn, Crab Apple & Dog Rose. As well as providing much needed cover for birds, wildlife and insects, it is hoped that as this matures, future generations will be able to collect the fruits and enjoy making jams, jellies and even sloe gin!
We have also been working with our lovely partners in the village who are planting some of our trees and hedging plants to make their own mark for the jubilee. Residents of Pond Farm and Timken Grange also planted trees to mark the occasion. for more info please visit https://queensgreencanopy.org/
And last but not least, we launched a Queen's portrait competiton. Residents were invited to create their own images of The Queen using whatever medium they wanted. We had some fantastic works of art that were entered and it was extremely hard to judge the winner as they were all fantastic. Please see below for more information and pictures of how we celebrated The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Duston
OUR JUBILEE DISPLAY
We were honoured to receive a visit from Her Majesty, HRH Prince Charles and Fergus the corgi who dropped in to share their picnic for the Jubilee weekend!
A massive thanks to all of you that knitted cakes & medals, crocheted rosettes, donated crockery, built the table and helped with the installation. We hope it brought a smile to your faces.
THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY
QUEEN'S PORTRAIT COMPETITION WINNERS
We had some amazing entries, thank you all for getting involved. Our winners were judged by Duston Art Group and DPC staff, it wasn't an easy decision thanks to the calibre of our entries. Congratulations to you all.