Royal Oak tree planted to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

York Press: The Lord Mayor of York, Keith Hyman, plants the sapling at Willow Bank in New Earswick, as part of a scheme in which volunteers, some of whom are pictured, planted 420 trees

9:06am Monday 19th November 2012

THE Lord Mayor of York planted a Royal Oak tree in his own ward of New Earswick to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

York Boys Brigade members carry Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Baton

York Press: Six-year-old Charlie Holtby, of the Boys' Brigade 1st Acomb Company, holding the Baton, during the handover at the National Railway Museum, on the footplate of steam locomotive Lilla

9:53am Saturday 1st September 2012

YORK youngsters got their hands on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Baton as it passed through the city.

Jubilee jubilations all round

York Press: Heworth Hall Drive, Heworth, celebrating the Diamond Jubilee

11:46am Wednesday 6th June 2012

WHAT a weekend it was – from drenched opera singers belting out Land of Hope and Glory as they sailed under Tower Bridge to private parties in back gardens, the people of Britain made the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee their own.

Village turns out for Jubilee photograph

York Press: Our photographer, Anthony Chappel-Ross, captured this picture of Tollerton residents on the village green before the official photo was taken by Richard Llewellyn

9:44am Wednesday 6th June 2012

GENERATIONS to come will know exactly who celebrated the historic Diamond Jubilee of 2012 in Tollerton after villagers got together for a commemorative photo.

Portraits capture the Queen

York Press: Mia Richardson with her winning portrait of the Queen

5:10pm Wednesday 6th June 2012

SHE’S the Queen of arts as talented York youngsters have proved with their Diamond Jubilee portraits of Her Majesty.

Sun shines on Diamond Jubilee parties

York Press: King and Queen of the Lucas Avenue Jubilee garden party were Tia Paylor and Jake Scott

9:15am Tuesday 5th June 2012

AFTER the deluge came the sun and the people of the York area came out in crowds to continue the Jubilee fun with a parade in Skelton, a big joint town celebration for Malton and Norton and town celebrations at Pocklington among other celebrations.

Thousands celebrate Diamond Jubilee

York Press: Kelly Bayley, Landlady of the Jubilee Pub

9:40am Monday 4th June 2012

THE DIAMOND Jubilee was celebrated in style across York and North and East Yorkshire, as street parties got into full swing.

Diamond Jubilee parties get under way

2:44pm Saturday 2nd June 2012

STREET parties to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee are today getting into full swing across York and North Yorkshire.

All set for Jubilee celebrations

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8:34am Saturday 2nd June 2012

TEN thousand kettles are at the ready, 100,000 teacups are lined up to be filled, the streets are closed and the people of York and North Yorkshire are ready for four days of Jubilee celebrations.

Jubilee cupcakes recipe

York Press: Maxine's Jubilee cupcakes

8:40am Saturday 2nd June 2012

MAXINE GORDON has fun making buns fit for a Queen.

Pageant from the past

York Press: Do you remember the families of vanished Union Terrace, pictured here during George V’s Silver Jubilee in 1935?

8:31am Saturday 2nd June 2012

DO you remember the families of vanished Union Terrace, pictured here during George V’s Silver Jubilee in 1935?

Call to have a great time

York Press: The new Lord Mayor of York councillor Keith Hyman pictured during at today's ceremony.

8:27am Saturday 2nd June 2012

AS the Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman prepared to lead the city in joint Diamond Jubilee and York 800 celebrations, he issued this message to its citizens. “What a great year for the City of York.

Fighter plane to be pulled to Elvington celebrations

8:18am Saturday 2nd June 2012

Celebrations at Elvington will be joined by a Second World War fighter plane – after it has been towed there by a village pub’s tug-of-war team.

Army to fire the starting gun on Jubilee weekend of fun

8:40am Friday 1st June 2012

THERE’S only one day to go before the Armed Forces fire the starting gun for one of the biggest four-day weekends York and North and East Yorkshire have known.

Friends ready to light up Wolds for the Jubilee

8:39am Friday 1st June 2012

FOUR friends from the Bishop Wilton area are organising East Yorkshire’s highest Diamond Jubilee beacon.

Jubilee music festival at Tadcaster

8:38am Friday 1st June 2012

Tadcaster will host a music festival during the Jubilee celebrations, thanks to a 17-year-old who succeeded where adults had failed.

Poppleton villagers in for a busy weekend

8:37am Friday 1st June 2012

TWO villages will be on the go non-stop throughout the four-day weekend.

Day care patients show they’re cut out for some fun

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8:36am Friday 1st June 2012

Day care patients at St Leonard’s Hospice held an afternoon tea with cupcakes they had made themselves – and had their photographs taken as The Queen and Prince Philip in a seaside-style board with cut-out faces as part of their own street party.

Pipes and drums to lead celebrations in Skelton

8:34am Friday 1st June 2012

Skelton Diamond Jubilee Gala takes place on Monday, starting at 1.15pm with a Gala Parade.

Jubilee celebrations at York nursery

York Press: Kate Setchel and Leo Gledhill during a Jubilee party at Station House nursery in Dunnington

10:04am Friday 1st June 2012

IT WAS party time for a group of children as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee festivities hotted up.

Princess for a day

York Press: Princess for a day

11:00am Friday 1st June 2012

SHE’S the queen of smiles and has the crown to prove it – Gabriella Hudson models the royal headwear that won her a prize at the Big Blue House Nursery Jubilee Party.

York primary schools get into the Diamond Jubilee spirit

York Press: Pupils from Poppleton Ousebank Primary School enjoy their Jubilee celebrations

11:44am Thursday 31st May 2012

PRIMARY schools in York have been getting into the Jubilee spirit early.

Brownies dig deep to make mark on Diamond Jubilee

York Press: Sabyn Maude and Lily Milligan alongside fellow Brownies at the Millennium Gardens in Poppleton

11:29am Thursday 31st May 2012

BROWNIES have moved four tonnes of soil to make a permanent souvenir of the Diamond Jubilee for their community.

Royal celebrations lead to road closures

11:27am Thursday 31st May 2012

ROADS in York will be closed on Saturday as a Royal parade and salute is held to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Union Flag flowerbed marks The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

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11:26am Thursday 31st May 2012

A UNIQUE Union Flag flowerbed has been unveiled at Bishopthorpe Palace to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Region prepares for Diamond Jubilee celebrations

8:44am Thursday 31st May 2012

THE official celebrations may not start until the weekend, but for some the Diamond Jubilee has already begun.

Judy keeps watchful eye on Jubilee security

9:34am Wednesday 30th May 2012

A SECURITY expert from Selby is to ensure the safety of thousands of revellers at major Jubilee events at Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, in London.

Jubilee event at Heslington Pre-School

York Press: Members of Heslington Pre-school  group are pictured in fancy dress outside the Black Bull, in Hull Road,  during their Diamond Jubilee event

9:33am Wednesday 30th May 2012

CHILDREN at a York pre-school dressed in fancy dress for a fundraising Jubilee event.

Jubilee jamboree at Bishopthorpe Palace

8:51am Tuesday 29th May 2012

CHRISTIANS across York will mark the Diamond Jubilee with music, prayer, flowers and a Big Lunch.

Kids just go potty for celebration royal mugs

York Press: Wigginton School pupils Imogen Bell and Joseph Olney with the Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, after receiving their Jubilee mugs

8:48am Tuesday 29th May 2012

YORK’S new Lord Mayor has been getting into Diamond Jubilee mood in one of his first engagements since taking on the historic civic role.

Chinese lanterns warning

8:45am Tuesday 29th May 2012

COUNTRY businessmen and landowners have urged organisers of Diamond Jubilee celebrations not to include Chinese lanterns in their events.

York publican to take part in Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

York Press: Jim Hardie, right, with Graham Chaddock, on the lifeboat

7:56am Monday 28th May 2012

A WELL-KNOWN York publican is to take part in the historic Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant next month as part of a crew of rowers from North Yorkshire.

Stone the crows, its Her Majesty...

York Press: Dennis Law, of Stillington, with his scarecrow of the Queen on horseback

8:14am Friday 25th May 2012

WHEN it comes to scarecrows they don’t come much better than this regal effort created for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at a village near York.

Diamond Jubilee celebrations taking shape

York Press: Ashley Binder, sous chef at Middlethorpe Hall, York, with the Diamond Jubilee cake

9:44am Thursday 24th May 2012

THIS elaborate icing creation will be the crowning glory of jubilee celebrations at a York Hotel next month.

Jubilee beacon gets set for light duties

York Press: Glen Peters, operations manager for the City of York Council Blacksmiths, inside the giant beacon that his team at the Eco Depot are building

2:46pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

NO, it’s not a giant birdcage, or a piece of exotic sculpture destined to go on display in the centre of York.

Only the second monarch to reach her Diamond Jubilee

York Press: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee logo

1:52pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

WHEN the future Elizabeth II dedicated her life to the British people on her 21st birthday, she probably didn’t realise she was signing herself up for 60 years and counting on the throne.

Portrait Of A Queen - February 1952: The death of George VI and accession of Elizabeth II

York Press: Prime Minister Winston Churchill looks on, centre, as King George VI, Queen Elizabeth,  then-Princess Elizabeth (left) and Princess Margaret, wave to crowds gathered below, from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on VE Day, May 8, 1945

1:51pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

“The King Dies,” said the sombre headline splashed across the front page of the Yorkshire Evening Press on Wednesday, February 6, 1952. Beneath, in slightly smaller letters, was the secondary headline: “New Queen to fly home with her consort.”

Portrait Of A Queen - June 1953: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

York Press: The Queen and her family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on Coronation Day

1:45pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

THE whole of the country partied on June 2, 1953, when the young Elizabeth Windsor was formally crowned Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey.

Portrait Of A Queen - 1977: Silver Jubilee year

York Press: The Queen in Micklegate during her Silver Jubilee visit to York

1:42pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

THERE were muted celebrations in York in February 1977 to mark 25 years since the Queen’s accession to the throne.

Diamond Jubilee events in and around York

York Press: Detail of designs for a test section of a pixellated portrait of Queen Elizabeth made  up of 3,120 cakes, one for each week of her reign

1:36pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Megi Rychlikova rounds up Diamond Jubilee events in and around York

Diamond Jubilee street parties in North Yorkshire

1:31pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

NORTH Yorkshire residents are planning Diamond Jubilee street parties in the following roads and communities...

Diamond Jubilee parade times

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

London is not the only place to have a street parade during the Diamond Jubilee weekend.

Diamond Jubilee street parties in East Yorkshire

1:29pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Street parties in the East Riding of Yorkshire will include:

Record-breaking attempt will see 4,000 Jubilee beacons lit

York Press: Lord Mayor Coun David Horton lights the Golden Jubilee beacon on Knavesmire in 2002

1:24pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

COMMUNITIES large and small across North and East Yorkshire will be part of a network of more than 4,000 beacons that could make it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Diamond Jubilee street parties in York

1:23pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

YORK will be giving more than 40 cheers for the Queen as the city goes party-mad to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

Readers' Coronation memories

York Press: This picture of the Coronation street party in Danesfort Avenue, Acomb, was supplied by Irene Taylor

1:19pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

AS A 14-year-old girl living with her parents in Broadway, Margaret Bowman remembers watching the coronation on television.

Golden Jubilee memories

York Press: The Golden Jubilee street party at Park Grove School in York

1:13pm Wednesday 23rd May 2012

TEN years ago, guns fired in the Museum Gardens, and the streets were alive with celebration for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Road restrictions for jubilee parade

7:46am Tuesday 22nd May 2012

A NUMBER of roads in Stamford Bridge will have traffic restrictions placed on them owing to Jubilee celebrations on Sunday, June 3.

Teenage sculptor creates royal carving

York Press: Jonathan Sherwood with his carving of a royal throne

8:48am Saturday 19th May 2012

A teenage sculptor has created his own tribute to the Queen after being commissioned to create a carving of a royal throne.

Minster School's balloon race to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

York Press: Minster School pupil Grace Gledden “takes off” to promote the balloon race

10:38am Wednesday 16th May 2012

A YORK school is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a mass balloon release.


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