birthday is marked with flag ceremony in Burnham-On-Sea
of all ages came together in Burnham-On-Sea for a ceremony to
celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday on Thursday (April 21st).
A flag-raising ceremony was led by Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor
Cllr Michael Clarke besides the town water fountain in Pier Street.
Mayor, Mayors Cadet, Deputies, town councillors, residents,
clergy and representatives from the Armed Forces gathered for
At 11am, the Union Flag was formally raised, followed by a blessing
and prayers by Rev Sharon Eldergill from St Andrew's Church.
Town Crier Alistair Murray, pictured, read a Royal statement from
the Loyal Order of Town Criers.
present sang the National Anthem while the flag was raised, followed
by a rousing rendition of 'happy birthday'.
Cllr Michael Clarke said the event had been a "wonderful
children of St Andrew's School joined in the celebrations
National Anthem was sung as the Union Flag was raised by the Mayor
Sharon Eldergill from St Andrew's Church said a blessing for the
St Andrew's pupils with teachers from their school at the ceremony
Royal British Legion members were among those present
and Highbridge Deputy Mayor Bill Hancock with his wife
watching the ceremony joined in the singing of 'happy birthday'
Union Flag was raised at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens
for the day
Stockwell and Zena Driver at Burnham's Coffee Corner Company held
a special celebration to mark the occasion
union jacks were raised at Burnham Pavilion ahead of the big day
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