Jubilee coins presented to Bridlington school children

Quay Primary School held a fancy dress competition to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Quay Primary School held a fancy dress competition to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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BRIDLINGTON Town Council ensured Jubilee memories would live long in the memory of local children by handing out a special Jubilee coin to every primary school child in the town.

The Town Council visited all Bridlington’s primary schools - except Hilderthorpe who had already broken up on holiday - last Friday to hand out the coins.

Bridlington Mayor Coun Michael Charlesworth said: “It was truly one of the most enjoyable and rewarding days of my life.

“To see the children’s eager faces, it was terrific, it was quite a momentous day as far as I am concerned.”

Mayor Coun Charlesworth was joined by other members of the Town Council as they visited each primary school.

“We were all made to feel so welcome, it is wonderful that such a marvellous occasion as the Jubilee will by remembered by all the children in the town.

“I must thank all the schools who welcomed us and everyone at the Town Council who worked so hard in arranging this.”

Coun Charlesworth said that the council would arrange to hand coins to Hilderthorpe pupils after the school holidays.

The Town Council also received a letter from the Queen’s lady in waiting Phillipa de Pass, who thanked them for their gift of a card and one of the special Jubilee Coins.