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In glorious sunshine on Saturday 13th April 2013 about 80 parishioners attended the planting of the Queen’s tree, a whitebeam (Sorbus aria ‘Majestica’), in the Cambridgeshire village of Stapleford.
The planting was carried out on the recreation ground by a group of ‘royals’ – people who were born in the same year as the Queen. They were ably assisted by a group of young people, one of whom buried a time capsule under the tree. The capsule contained, among other things, a computer memory stick of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The ‘royals’ then cut a ceremonial cake and the event was rounded off with refreshments in the recently completed pavilion.
The soil is firmed round the Jubilee Diamond Tree.
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