The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is next weekend, and in addition to a wonderful four-day holiday, there have been a few other events to commemorate Her Majesty’s milestone, one of which is a pair of commemorative stoner markers that mark the Yorkshire-Lancashire border given protected status.
The masonry markers mark the point at which the M62 crosses from Lancashire to Yorkshire when everything once again becomes tight with the world. An almost celebratory marker that allows Yorkshire folk to know they’re on safe soil once more.
They were unveiled by Her Majesty in 1971 when the motorway which runs through the Pennines was opened becoming the highest motorway point of 1,220ft.
The Sun Pavilion and Colonnade in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The Art Deco tearoom, which was built ni `933 was visited by the Queen after its restoration in 1998 and had been given Grade II listed status for the Platinum Jubille. also gained protected status.
The Yorkshire spots are two of six other places in the UK that have been awarded the same protected status. Other places include All Saints’ Church in Birmingham, Hampshire Public Records Office, the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch and the Imperial Hotel in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Other parts of Yorkshire have benefitted from the Queen’s Jubilee with Doncaster, one of Yorkshire’s biggest towns, granted city status for the Queen’s jubilee.
Doncaster council shared its joy over the win by saying: “We’re VERY pleased to confirm that Doncaster has won City Status as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!