Last year Prince Charles asked people to plant trees as a way to mark and celebrate this landmark in history. The Friends of Centre Vale Park and Age Concern Todmorden have responded by planting a new tree in Centre Vale. A short tree planning ceremony took place on the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne.
Age Concern supporters have provided an oak plaque to place beside the tree to mark the occasion.
As the two groups of volunteers drank a toast to Her Majesty and wished her good health, the Mayor said: “I am honoured to be Mayor of Todmorden at this time and, accompanied by such a dedicated community team from Age Concern and the Friends of the park, we wish Her Majesty the very best, from Todmorden and its residents.”
There has been a national response to Prince Charles’s project called the Queen’s Green Canopy. Chairman of Age Concern Barbara Rudman said they were proud to be part of the events to thank Her Majesty for her 70 years of service.
Barbara added that this special tree planting in the park would not have possible without expertise from the Friends, help from Calderdale and the park staff, and especially all those people who have supported the Age Concern coffee mornings in recent months. She said all these people deserve a big thank you.