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A cast of thousands for The Queen!

Herefordshire Diamond Day is set to explode in a myriad of sparkling colours and sounds representing all corners of the county in honour of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Organisers have taken the wraps off an exciting programme of non-stop entertainment to keep the crowds and Royal visitors amused on Wednesday, July 11. The day’s entertainment…

The Hereford Bull on the Thames

The Wye Trow, which will represent the county in the pageant of a thousand boats to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, has been shipped to London and lowered into the River Thames. The 36ft-long trow, which was named in a ceremony in Hereford’s High Town earlier this month, was craned into the river at the…

Diamond Jubilee Cup to inspire pupils at county schools and colleges

Youngsters who make outstanding contributions to the life of their schools or colleges will, for the first time, be in line to receive a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Cup this year. The award scheme will become a legacy of this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The cups will be presented to the youngsters who, in…

Royal acquaintance renewed – 50 years on

Memories are set to come flooding back for county pensioner Camilla Mantle who is due to the meet The Queen for a second time half a century after first meeting the monarch in Hereford. After more than half a century, pensioner Camilla Mantle is due to meet The Queen for a second time. As Mrs…

Herefordshire Diamond Day offers unique chance to “talk to The Queen”

An ambitious plan to allow everyone at Herefordshire Diamond Day speak to The Queen at the same time is being drawn up by a local poet and organisers of the event. In what will be a unique and original piece of theatre, Herefordians are being invited to come up with words or phrases which reflects…

Sponsors roll up to support Herefordshire Diamond Day

Local businesses are being praised for their support of Herefordshire Diamond Day, which takes place on Wednesday, July 11, when The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Hereford. Already 20 large and small businesses have pledged their support by joining up to the sponsorship scheme for the day-long event, to be held on…

Wye Trow’s High Town naming ceremony on May 12

Residents of Herefordshire will get their first glimpse of the Wye Trow – built to represent the county in the Thames Pageant to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – at its official naming ceremony in High Town, Hereford, on Saturday, May 12. Three weeks later, on Sunday, June 3, the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Lady Darnley,…

Local company to film Queen’s visit

The historic visit by Her Majesty The Queen to Hereford on Wednesday, July 11, will be filmed for posterity by a local production company. Bubble Production, based at Hereford’s Burcott Park, will make what they describe as a “short, celebratory film” of the events on King George V playing fields near the city centre. The…

Herefordshire to give HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh a right royal welcome

The Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Lady Darnley, can officially confirm that The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will be joining in the festivities on Hereford’s King George V playing field on Wednesday, July 11.  Herefordshire Diamond Day, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors, will celebrate all that is good and great…

Help make music for Her Majesty on Herefordshire Diamond Day

Herefordshire is getting ready for the Queen’s visit on Wednesday, July 11, and organisers are offering county musicians a chance to perform before Her Majesty.  As part of Herefordshire Diamond Day, communities and groups from across Herefordshire will be at King George V Playing Field in Hereford to take part in a huge all-day Gala….