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HM The Queen to visit Shropshire for huge Diamond Jubilee celebration

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HM The Queen is coming to Shropshire in July 2012 as part of her Diamond Jubilee Tour – and everyone in the county is invited.  Along with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen is due to attend the spectacular Diamond Jubilee event at RAF Cosford and The Royal Air Force Museum on Thursday 12 July 2012, when the county stages its celebration of “60 Glorious Years”. 

The Lord-Lieutenant, Her Majesty’s representative in Shropshire, is delighted that The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are able to attend Shropshire’s day.  Mr Algernon Heber-Percy said: 

“We hope that this will be one of the most memorable days Shropshire can remember.  This will be a unique opportunity for the county to thank Her Majesty for her exceptional dedication and leadership, which she has given us all over the last 60 years.”   

The ‘brightest and best’ of the county’s industrial, commercial and agricultural expertise will be showcased.  The significant achievements that these sectors have made to the local and national economy throughout The Queen’s reign will be displayed in a special exciting indoor exhibition.  The event will also highlight numerous voluntary and charitable organisations in Shropshire giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their outstanding achievements.  A spectacular moving Pageant will be taking place involving approximately 5,000 schoolpupils/students and numerous organisations from across Shropshire.  The Pageant will reflect the last 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign from a Shropshire perspective, including the emergence and growth of Telford and Wrekin. 

Musical groups and artists from across the county will be performing on stage throughout the day.  It is hoped that thousands of people will attend this free event, to enjoy a day filled with activities, fun and partying but, without doubt, the highlight of the event will be the presence of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.  Enjoy the magnificent Shropshire food and drink available to purchase on the day, and don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. 

The Lord-Lieutenant is Chairman of the organising team, with his deputies and local experts heading up various activities.  If you would like to attend this event you will need to register for your free ticket on the official website, www.shropshirejubilee.co.uk