2012 November: Planting the Queen’s Jubilee Copse

20 November 2012

The weather was atrocious; it was rainy, windy and cold. What better than to march out onto an exposed south-west slope by the Terrace Playing-Field to plant 107 saplings? The dedicated group was intent on creating a bit of Sherborne history by planting the Queen’s Jubilee Copse, as a tribute to the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The group was made up of all sectors of the Sherborne community, especially of young people from seven local schools: the Gryphon School, Leweston Prep School, Sherborne School, Sherborne Abbey Primary School, Sherborne Girls’ School, Sherborne Prep School and Sherborne Primary School plus the local youth organisation, The RendezVous.

Also in attendance were members of the Inner Wheel Club of Sherborne, the Rotary Club of Sherborne, the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles, Sherborne Artslink, Sherborne and District Society, Sherborne Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Sherborne Museum and the Sherborne Tourism Forum. The event was supported by Sherborne Town Council and staff from Castle Gardens, part of The Gardens Group. Following the planting, the Mayor of Sherborne, Councillor Peter Rhodes, addressed the group and thanked them for all of their efforts. Here are some of the pictures:

Thanks to Sherborne Artslink for some of the photos – see their Facebook page for more.

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