Tree from Sandringham planted as Fenland village starts Diamond Jubilee celebrations

PUBLISHED: 10:54 13 April 2012

Jubilee tree planting in Newton near Wisbech.

Jubilee tree planting in Newton near Wisbech.


VILLAGERS planted a tree from the Woodland Trust at Sandringham as Newton started their Diamond Jubilee celebrations early.

The village, near Wisbech, will hold a day of festivities on June 3 to toast the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s reign.

But residents began their celebrations early by planting a Royal Jubilee oak sapling in the playing field near St James Church.

More than 40 people attended the planting ceremony, which included a speech from parish council chairman John Hoyles. Resident Peggy Wadley planted the tree before refreshments were held at the church.

It is hoped that a brass commemorative plaque will be unveiled by the tree on June 3.

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