DIAMOND JUBILEE: Mayor hands out coins at schools

GOLDEN JUBILEE: Mayor hands out coins at schools

GOLDEN JUBILEE: Mayor hands out coins at schools

First published in Wantage/Grove

CHILDREN in Wantage were thrilled to be given their very own commemorative coins to mark the Jubilee.

To celebrate 60 years of the Queen’s reign, the town’s mayor Charlotte Dickson has been handing out specially minted coins to primary school children in Wantage and Grove.

Ms Dickson, pictured with Max Baker and Libby, left, and Georgia Holding, said: “The town council wanted to give the children a little memento of the occasion. Many of us remember getting the crowns from the Silver Jubilee so it seemed like a nice thing to do.”

The town will be marking the Jubilee with a three-day event at the weekend, including a 1950s-themed fair on the opening day at Manor Road Park in Wantage.

Ms Dickson said: “We are all looking forward to it very much.

“It is exhausting though.

The Queen must be very tired!”

Picture: OX52122 Jon Lewis

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree