Jubilee plaque for Welham Green
A plaque has been placed in Welham Green as part of the Parish Council’s marking of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
The plaque, which is engraved in copper, was installed by four councillors from North Mymms Parish Council on Welham Green’s village green just off Twysden Terrace.
The four councillors, including the chair of the council, councillor Pat Storey, braved the wind and rain for the ceremony.
It is the latest in a series of events, staged by the parish council, to mark the Golden Jubilee.
In the picture (above) the councillors are, from left to right: councillor Bill Storey; councillor Pat Storey, chair of North Mymms Parish Council; councillor Ron Kenison; and councillor Claire Taylor. You can click on the image for a larger version and click here for a full-size version.
Earlier this year an oak tree was planted on the village green to commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
According to councillor Pat Storey, the idea of planting a tree to mark the Golden Jubilee is in line with a policy the council has of planting trees throughout the parish to mark special occasions.
"The council met to decide what to do and we felt it was a mavellous idea. Trees need replacing throughout the parish and we felt we could mark this special event with something that would be enjoyed by everyone for years to come," she said.
The plaque, which will now be taken away before being set in concrete, is to be positioned at the foot of the tree and carries the following inscription ...
"THIS OAK TREE WAS PLANTED BY THE NORTH MYMMS PARISH COUNCIL IN 2002 TO COMMEMORATE THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND"
During the summer the council also handed out 850 Golden Jubilee commemorative china mugs to every primary school and nursery school child in the parish.
The plaque has been raised in this site's Forum.
For more on the Golden Jubilee year see BBC News Online's special report.
December 4, 2002