The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Coverage of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations marking 60 years the Queen's reign including news, information and pictures from the extended bank holiday weekend between June 2-5, 2012.

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.

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