Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend

What a weekend that was!

And Rutland played its part magnificently. Here are just a few of the highlights that I was personally involved in. There were many more, but I just didn’t have enough hours in the day to visit all of them.

I would like to compile an ‘electronic scrapbook’ of Platinum Jubilee events in Rutland to submit to Her Majesty and to publish online. Please send me your best photographs of your local events, with a short caption, to add to the few I have already compiled below. By email please to ll@rutlandlordlieutenant.org .

We started by lighting beacons. Here’s Oakham’s, being lit in Cutts Close.
A good crowd for the beacon lighting in Oakham!
I was hugely honoured to be invited to the Platinum Jubilee service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
With thanks to the BBC for broadcasting this image!
Dramatic horsemanship at the Platinum Jubilee Rutland County Show
Not forgetting Rutland’s Motto, ‘Multum in Parvo’. Or is this ‘Parvo in Multum’???
Judging the primary school Platinum Wheelbarrows competition!
With the High Sheriff at the Jubilee Service in Oakham
And at the Jubilee Service in Peterborough
Street parties all over the place despite the weather. Here’s Mill Street…
Morris men at the party in Ketton
Ashwell was prepared, with gazebos galore for cover until the rain stopped
1st Military Working Dogs at St George’s Barracks; amazing how many people wanted to help with judging the cake baking competition!

MBE for Barbara Crellin

Congratulations to Barbara Crellin, whose MBE was awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours! Pictured here with her fellow Rutland Community First Responders receiving their Platinum Jubilee medal from the Lord Lieutenant. What a well l deserved honour! Barbara has made huge impact on our county’s health and fitness – and beyond.

Vacancies for volunteers?

Rutland’s High Sheriff and I were celebrating Volunteers Week ⁦at Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau yesterday. Rutland has a wealth of voluntary organisations. There are more than 69 vacancies for volunteers. Being a volunteer helps others & makes for happier lives.

Marathons for charity

June 1st: Nicki Dutton is walking 5 half marathons over the Platinum Jubilee weekend to raise funds for Wags and Bones, a charity that helps both dogs & humans. Nicki started in Rutland but will also walk around London ending in Rutland on Sunday.

Rutland’s Floral Tribute

May 30th: Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, Rutland now has a stunning floral horseshoe. It has been made featuring the flowers embroidered on Her Majesty’s coronation robe. All made by skilled florist Jo, it can be viewed at ⁦Oakham Castle.⁩ The horseshoe surrounds our Rutland poem written by Uppingham resident Henry Dawe.

Rogation Sunday at Brooke

May 29th: Rogation Sunday was marked with well chosen hymns & beautiful prayers and music, reflecting thankfulness for the earth’s bounty. This was at Brooke church in Rutland – the best preserved #Elizabethan church in the country. So beautiful. Thanks to all.

Another tree for the QGC!

May 28th: At Whissendine we marked the Queen’s Jubilee with a flowering tree, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. It was an honour to unveil the plaque. Thank you.

Local School Jubilee Celebrations

May 25th: A privilege to share Exton & Greetham Primary School’s Platinum Jubilee celebration & picnic. Lovely singing! Thanks to all.

And I found that the Platinum Jubilee has been embraced with relish by pupils at Whissendine primary school!