Fernhurst council seeks royal memories

FERNHURST parish councillors are making plans to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with an event on Monday, June 4, on the village green by the recreation ground.

A jazz band has been booked to entertain the crowds in the afternoon while games for children are being organised and it is hoped families and groups of people will bring picnics along for the event.

The council has ordered a commemorative present with the diamond jubilee emblem on it for all the children in the village and there are plans to plant a tree.

There has been some discussion among Fernhurst parish councillors as to whether the village needed another oak tree or whether a different native tree would be a more appropriate commemoration.

The village archive is also planning to have a small Royal exhibition over the jubilee period, possibly combining it with a coffee morning to encourage people to look at the Royal memorabilia that has been gathered in the archive from the past years.

An appeal is going out to villagers who would be prepared to lend any royal memorabilia – from any monarch – that has some connection with the village for the exhibition. Notices will be put out nearer the time.