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Mayor looks for couples who share the Queen's anniversary

Chesterfield’s mayor is looking to find couples in the borough who got married in the same year as the Queen.

To mark the 70th wedding anniversary of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh the mayor, Councillor Maureen Davenport, would like to visit couples who are celebrating their own platinum anniversary this year so that she can present them with flowers to mark the occasion.

Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh were married on 20 November 1947 in Westminster Abbey and will become the first monarch and consort in British history to celebrate 70 years of marriage this autumn.

Councillor Sharon Blank, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for governance, said: “This is a very special year for the Queen and Prince Philip as they celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary and we would like to mark the occasion by celebrating with people who also share their anniversary in the same year as the royal couple.

“We ask anyone from Chesterfield borough who celebrates their 70th wedding anniversary this year to contact the mayor’s office so we can mark their special day.”

To arrange a visit from the mayor to mark the occasion, please contact: Amanda Clayton, member and civic support officer, Chesterfield Borough Council, Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield, S40 1LP or call (02146) 345239.

First published on 22 September 2017 Last updated on 22 September 2017