Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Drummaul

Tuesday March 6th 2012

Ronnie Talbot and Larraine Leacocke take a close look at one of the items in the display of Royal memorabilia at Drummaul Parish.Drummaul Parish, Randalstown, hosted a weekend of events to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the accession to the throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

An exhibition of Royal memorabilia and illustrations of Royal occasions was on display over the first weekend in February – the 60th anniversary of the accession.

On Sunday February 5 there was a special jubilee service in Drummaul Parish Church when the preacher was the Dean of Armagh, the Very Rev Gregory Dunstan.

Each evening the rector of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion, the Rev Derek Kerr delivered a Royal talk, based on Derek’s own extensive collection of Royal memorabilia and reminiscences.

Nora Mott and Margaret Keery look at some of the exhibits.
Refreshments were served throughout the weekend and donations were divided between the NSPCC and Drummaul Parish Maintenance Fund.

Derek said the weekend aimed at celebrating “a very public life of service given by the Queen over 60 years and the part played by Prince Phillip and other family members, especially those no longer here.”

Larraine Leecock and the Rev Derek Kerr prepare the Diamond Jubilee exhibition.

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