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Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday Celebrated In Joint Commemoration

In Her Majesty’s honour a weeping cherry with commemorative plaque was planted by Collector Robert Seppings

In Her Majesty’s honour a weeping cherry with commemorative plaque was planted by Collector Robert Seppings.

On Thursday 21st April 2016 a celebration was held in the garden of Leman House, the seat of our historical charity, to commemorate the 90th birthday of our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II. The celebration was a joint initiative between Beccles Townlands Charity, Beccles Town Council and Beccles and District Museum and was led by Mayor Hugh Taylor. In Her Majesty’s honour a weeping cherry with commemorative plaque was planted by Collector Robert Seppings.

It was also decided to use the occasion to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the mid-point of the First World War. A special bench and plaque were commissioned and placed in a spot in the garden overlooking the Waveney Valley. This provides an opportunity for quiet reflection for visitors to the Museum, which is also located in Leman House.

The ceremony was attended by members of the Council, the Feoffees, the general public and representatives from other organisations in the town including Beccles Parish Church. Beccles Townlands Charity has a long association with the Church and Monarchy, dating back to the 1500s until Henry VIII disestablished the Church and the Charity choose to become an independent body.

 

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