Herefordshire’s Diamond Day Trow in water trials

The Wye Trow being built to represent Herefordshire in a pageant on the Thames to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has been completed. For the first time in around 200 years, skills used to construct the trows which hauled goods along the River Wye have been in use again at Nielsen’s boatyard at Gloucester Docks….

Herefordshire Diamond Day – “Diamond Opportunity” for Herefordshire businesses

Herefordshire businesses are being encouraged to take part in what’s been described as “the most prestigious and high profile event in the county this year”. The major celebration of all things Herefordshire will take place on Wednesday, July 11, at King George V playing fields near Hereford city centre to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee….

Schools and colleges invited to join county’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The invitation has gone out to pupils and students at the county’s schools and colleges to “get involved” and make this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations something to remember. On Wednesday, July 11, Herefordshire will welcome the Queen as part of her tour of the country to mark her Diamond Jubilee. During the day, Hereford’s King…

The Queen is to visit Herefordshire

Buckingham Palace has announced that HRH the Queen is to visit Herefordshire as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. The Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Lady Darnley, is delighted with the news and is looking forward to welcoming Her Majesty to the county. Look out for more details of the Queen’s visit which…

Nautical twist to Herefordshire’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Herefordshire unique nautical history will come alive as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. For the first time a replica of a Wye Trow is being built out of locally sourced timber. The Wye Trow – a working vessel which used to ply its trade along the River Wye – will represent…

Herefordshire Diamond Day Awards

To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Herefordshire next year, Diamond Day awards are going to be given to mark special achievements of individuals in the county. The prestigious awards will be presented on Herefordshire Diamond Day, Wednesday, July 11, and will be given to those who have been judged to have made noteworthy…

Herefordshire puts on the style to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

A day of celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will bring together communities from all corners of the county on Wednesday, July 11 next year. Herefordshire Diamond Day will celebrate all that is great and good about the county at a sparking festival to be held on Hereford’s King George V playing fields. It…

Big Lunches and blazing beacons for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Herefordshire

There will be an opportunity for everyone in Herefordshire to take part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year with Big Lunches taking place and jubilee beacons being lit in all corners of the county. A special four-day Diamond Jubilee bank holiday – Saturday June 2 to Tuesday, June 5 – will give people…