Jubilee clock set to get Royal treatment
Daniel Whiteway • Published 19 Jun 2012 15:00
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The Duchess of Cornwall, pictured with the Duchess of Cambridge at this week's Order of the Garter service, will officialy unveil the Colnbrook Diamond Jubilee clock
A MEMBER of royalty will be on hand to officially unveil a Diamond Jubilee themed addition to a village high street.
The Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting Colnbrook to unveil the village's Jubilee clock which has been planned since the middle of last year and will stand outside the Ye Olde George pub in High Street, Colnbrook.
The ceremony on Friday, June 29 will begin at in the early afternoon as the Duchess performs the grand unveiling of the clock which will be followed by music from the Queen's Division Minden Band and singing from the children of Pippins School and Colnbrook Church of England school.
Peter Hood, chair of Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council, said: "We are very pleased that the project has come together and it is an opportunity to show some of the history of the village and get people involved in the whole day."
The grand unveiling will be followed by an afternoon of celebrations as Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council are encouraging people to enjoy a late lunch and cream tea after the event and learn more about the history of Colnbrook in activities organised in conjunction with local pubs and shops.
The funding of the clock, which required around £20,000 to create, came from donations from local residents and other parties such as developers McArdle and the TGM Group.
Mr Hood added: "We rightly dedicate a lot of our budget to more PCSOs which is reflected in our positive crime rates so we decided to run a fundraiser with a Royal connection and it has all come together thankfully."
The ceremony will be the first time in living memory that the village of Colnbrook will be the subject of a royal visit.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 19 Jun 12