The long weekend in celebration of the Queen’s 70-year reign provided plenty of opportunities for communities across Herefordshire to come together.

Raucous Red Arrows shot across the sky, community settings fluttered with bunting and red, white and blue flags were waved enthusiastically as young and old residents all over the county enjoyed a four-day weekend that marked the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Thanks to everyone who has already sent in photos from the street parties and other events they enjoyed with friends and families.

We’re working through those already submitted and will archive them for future generations to look back on and enjoy for years to come.

There is still time to submit what you captured in pictures over the bank holiday weekend. Visit our jubilee webpages to submit your photos so others can see how Herefordshire residents came together to celebrate this historic event. We’ll preserve the photos within official records so they form part of the county’s heritage.

Paul Walker, our chief executive, says:

“I’d like to thank the many organisers for their hard work in planning the large and small events across the county. The four-day weekend was a great opportunity to come together as a community. I’m really looking forward to seeing the photos you submit of this hugely memorable occasion.”

We also want to congratulate the people from Herefordshire recognised for their work in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

They include Ledbury’s Prudence Margaret Burch, co-founder of Breathworks, who becomes an OBE for services to wellbeing and pain management. Hereford’s Tiffany Marie Langford and Leominster’s Hugo Ronald Allan Spowers were awarded MBEs for public services and services to technology, respectively.

Meanwhile, in Ross-on-Wye, Mark Sanderson was awarded for services to the community. As a computer consultant for Herefordshire Council, Mark promoted the use of technology across the county’s primary schools.





Published: 7th June 2022