To mark 60 years of the Queen's reign the Diamond Jubilee will take place around an extended weekend of 2-5 June, 2012.
Clarborough Village Ventures planned a series of events and activities that took place in the village on Monday 4th June. For a few photos click here.
60 years of The Queen's reign
The Queen came to the throne on 6th February 1952 on the death of her father, George VI, and her coronation took place on 2nd June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002.
The only other monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne was Queen Victoria in 1897.
If you were in Clarborough for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and have any photos of the events, have a look at our Local history ►Message Board page for Kathleen Garton’s appeal for help.
A Diamond Jubilee website, including two new photographs of The Queen, has been launched by the Royal Household. It features the latest news, photographs, announcements and historical information about The Queen's 60-year reign. Visitors can also send a congratulatory message to The Queen.
For much more from the Royal Household see their official website.
Why not seek out Andrew Marr’s The Diamond Queen for not only an in-depth insight into what it means to be Queen but also a review of 60 years of history? [Published by Macmillan ISBN 978-0-230-74852-1]