On the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Cheltenham was celebrating with street parties residents to To mark the occasion local photographers, journalists and members of the community worked with council officers to create a full colour, special edition book as lasting memento of the weekend and the wonderful achievements of our diverse communities. One of the books was sent with a letter of congratulations to the Queen on the 60th anniversary of the Coronation, as a gift from the residents of Cheltenham.
In June the Council received a letter and thank you card, penned by the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting, Lady Susan Hussey, which read:
“The Queen wishes me to thank you for your letter, sent on behalf of the residents of Cheltenham, and for your kind message of congratulations on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation.
‘’The Queen was pleased to hear of the events held in Cheltenham to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee last year and it was kind of you to enclose a copy of the splendid book you have created in commemoration of that time.”
Chief executive at Cheltenham Borough Council, Andrew North, said: ‘’It is wonderful for Cheltenham’s residents to be recognised by the Queen in this way. The local Jubilee Celebrations saw different communities, cultures and generations come together, leaving a lasting legacy in many of our neighbourhoods. The book is a great way of remembering such a unique and special time and I am delighted that we were able to send one as a gift to the Queen.’’
There are still a few copies of the Diamond Jubilee in Cheltenham book available at £5 from the Tourist Information Centre should you wish to purchase one. Proceeds will go into the Council’s Community Fund which supports local projects.