Posted on Tuesday 12th April 2022
A specially brewed beer and a new collection of commemorative tableware are amongst the Staffordshire creations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations later this year.
On Thursday 2 June and throughout the weekend, the nation will come together to celebrate the Queen’s 70 year reign. Staffordshire County Council now wants to see local businesses joining in and putting their own stamp on the celebrations.
Amongst the plans is a limited edition Jubilee beer being brewed by Burton Town Brewery. The bespoke recipe is inspired by the flavours of the Queen’s coronation anointing oil and will be available in select farm shops and pubs in Staffordshire to purchase.
Staffordshire based pottery company Emma Bridgewater has also released a new collection to help commemorate the Platinum Jubilee. The limited edition designs include pieces from mugs to storage jars including the God Save The Queen mugs and Jubilee Tree Planting mugs. For each item sold from the Jubilee Tree Planting collection, £5 will be donated to support the Queen’s Green Canopy Project.
Philip White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills at Staffordshire County Council said:
“The celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be something we will all remember and it’s great that Staffordshire is playing its part.
“Staffordshire businesses have a long and proud history of commemorating the jubilees, and it’s great that our world famous breweries and ceramics companies are once again joining in.
“This Platinum Jubilee is not only a great opportunity to celebrate the Queen’s 70 year reign but also a good opportunity for local businesses to show off their wares to a global audience. I’d urge businesses to have a think about what they can do to join in the celebrations.”
Robert Adcock, UK Sales Manager, at Burton Town Brewery said:
“We’re delighted to be getting involved with Staffordshire’s jubilee celebrations and have really enjoyed the challenge of making a beer fit for such a special occasion. We hope that it will be the perfect tipple for the many street parties and events taking place across the county and we look forward to raising a glass to celebrate the Queen’s special anniversary.”
National events marking the occasion include the Queen’s Green Canopy project, the Queen’s Birthday Parade, Jubilee Big Lunch, the lighting of beacons and the Platinum Pudding competition.
Local communities across Staffordshire will also be hosting their own events and activities including street parties, summer fayres, installation of commemorative benches and history projects celebrating royal visits.
Staffordshire schools are also set to join in with afternoon tea parties and commemorative artworks produced by the children.
People can find out more about events taking place in Staffordshire at: https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/events/