The Queen’s 90th birthday was celebrated this morning (Thursday, April 21) in Midhurst with the ceremonial planting of a Liquidamber tree close to the fire station on the corner of New Road.
The tree was planted by Midhurst Town Council chairman Mark Purves who was helped by two Midhurst Primary School pupils Nell (11) and Maggie (9) Whitby. The school band provided the music for the occasion.
The ceremony was part of a tree planting scheme being led by The Rev David Coote for the town council. Later this year the council will be looking for donations to plant hundreds of bulbs around the tree, which came from Rotherhill Nurseries. A plaque commemorating the occasion was donated by Roger Poat and Partners and Hampshire Memorials.
Neighbours Glenn and June Jones have volunteered to water the tree.
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