Updated: Apr 6, 2022
An oak tree was ceremonially planted in the grounds of Pershore Abbey on Friday, 11 March 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The event, organised by Pershore Rotary, was part of a UK wide initiative to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” and to create a lasting legacy in honour of Her Majesty’s long reign.
Pershore Rotary’s President, Lucy Thornton, welcomed the guests including Richard Amphlett, High Sheriff of Worcestershire; Robert Raphael, CEO of Wychavon District Council and Julian Palfrey, Pershore’s Mayor. The Revd Claire Lording delivered a thoughtful and inspiring address and blessed the newly named Jubilee Oak.
President Lucy went on to thank Jane O’Connor and her team at Wychavon DC’s Parks and Open Spaces Department for sourcing and planting the tree, Steven Cooper the town blacksmith, Browns Home Hardware, Hughes & Company Printers, the White Horse Hotel, members of Pershore Round Table and Robert Speight, Pershore’s Town Crier. All had contributed to mark this special event.
With a potential life of 500 years, our Jubilee Oak will be a lasting reminder of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year and for many of those lucky to have been present, a chance to say, “I was there” to their children and grandchildren.
All present went on to enjoy light refreshments at the White Horse Hotel, curtesy of owner Pio and members of Pershore Round Table.