Jubilee marked in stone

By Forester Reporter   |   Reporter   |
Saturday 11th June 2022 11:00 am
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A STONE celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was unveiled in St Briavels.

The ceremony was performed by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Mr Roger Deeks, with help from George Walker.

After the Union flag had been removed from the stone, George led the crowd in not three but four cheers for Her Majesty.

The idea for the stone came from Glynis Walker and a working group was set up to complete the project.

The stone, which weighs about a ton, was donated by Mrs Eileen Waycott from her home at Harthill Court Farm.

Mr Deeks said the community spirit and kindness of the village – which has recently taken in Ukrainian refugees – would make the Queen proud.

He thanked the working group of Glynis Walker, Mike Smith, Liz and Roger Stewart and Jean Saunders, St Briavels Parish council for providing the funding, Mrs Waycott, Julian Walker and grandson George for installing the stone, volunteers at the Assembly Rooms for providing refreshments and Lydney Town Band for the music,

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