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!