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09/02/2023 Wadswick Green, General, Newsletter, Blog
A Royal Commemoration at Wadswick Green
Corsham’s favourite venue, Wadswick Green’s The Greenhouse, was once more filled with satisfied guests during an afternoon tea held in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It was a pleasure for Wadswick Green to host Corsham Town Council, along with local dignitaries and VIPs, on Monday 6th February following a tree planting ceremony at Neston Recreational Ground to commemorate the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) was an initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by encouraging the people of Britain to plant trees in honour of Her Majesty’s 70 year reign. Over a million trees have been planted in Her Majesty’s name so far across Britain from October 2021 to present, therefore a ceremonial tree planting seems the perfect way to remember and commemorate her 70 years of dedicated service.
Wadswick Green Village Manager Rafael Marques and Operations Manager Dimitrij Zavgorodnij represented Rangeford Villages at the tree planting ceremony, held at the nearby Neston Recreational Ground. A hoard of VIPs were present, including representatives from Corsham Town Council along with the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Rose Troughton who performed the planting of a sapling oak tree in memory of The Queen.
Rangeford Villages was proud to play a part in this commemoration and was delighted to welcome the attendees to The Greenhouse after the ceremony, where the fantastic restaurant team had prepared a tempting afternoon tea. The spread, consisting of homemade scones with jam and clotted cream, finger sandwiches and decadent cakes, was enjoyed immensely by all members of the party.
The occasion was significant on multiple accounts. February 6th 2023 marks 71 years since the then Princess Elizabeth became Queen and furthermore, the chosen location of Neston Recreation Ground is a King George V playing field (a project set up to honour the late Queen’s grandfather). Coincidentally, Prince Philip – at the time Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten – was stationed at Wadswick Green when the shore establishment of the Royal Navy (HMS Royal Arthur) took residence in Wiltshire, making the setting royally suitable.
Sarah Rose Troughton, Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire relayed that His Majesty The King is very keen to continue the work of the late Queen regarding the QGC and gave her thanks to Wadswick Green for the warm welcome and reception, saying:
“It’s been a gorgeous, bright day for it and a real pleasure to finish off proceedings at The Greenhouse.”
The lieutenant further commended Chef Leon’s scones, labelling them “delectable” – and we would have to agree!
Operations Manager Dimitrij was exceptionally pleased with how the event turned out and thrilled to see so many happy customers who he hopes to welcome back soon.
Village Manager Rafael was similarly delighted with the day’s events, saying:
“We are incredibly supportive of the Town Council’s plans to plant more trees across Corsham and it has been a pleasure to host this important event at The Greenhouse. Wadswick Green is always keen to be involved with our local community and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did today.”
We are sure that Her Majesty, who as we all know was very partial to a cream tea, would have certainly approved.
For more pictures of this exciting special event click here for the gallery on our website. Photography by Rob Spooner of Tuckedaway.
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