60 Glorious Years

February 6th, 2012

Today we pause to remember that it is 60 years since the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.

Some of us will remember vividly that cold February day in 1952 when the young Queen returned as Monarch, from Kenya. She had arrived there just days earlier as the first stop in a Commonwealth tour with her husband, Prince Philip and it was there that she received the news that her father, King George VI, had died and that she had therefore acceded to the throne.

It was one of those days when people remember exactly what they were doing. Pat Hallam was in a cookery lesson when the caretaker, holding his cap across his chest in respect, entered and informed the teacher that the King had died. It was moment that has  remained vividly in her memory and all around the country, similar memories would establish themselves in personal memories.

It had been some five years earlier, in a broadcast on her 21st birthday that the then Princess Elizabeth had said, movingly and firmly,  ‘I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong’. This is a promise that she has certainly kept since and today, fittingly, she has renewed that pledge of service.

Those of us who have lived through these 60 years of her reign have found that our lives have changed beyond all imagination – but, one constant has always been there, our Queen has simply continued to serve the Country and the Commonwealth.  Her Majesty has, of course, also needed to respond to the changes we have all experienced, but this has always been in a careful and measured way. Long may she reign !

In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee , Roseground has produced a commemorative bobbin – designed by our popular painter, Amanda D – which many will wish to have on their pillow. It is available now, in a choice of wood or bone, and may be seen and ordered here.

And, for something extra special to mark the occasion, take a look at our inscribed bone bobbin, inset with two Zirconia stones – a  superb bobbin to remember this wonderful celebration year.

 

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