Image demonstrating Hexham’s Royal Memories 

Hexham’s Royal Memories 

On the Sunday of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, the Hexham High Streets Heritage Action Zone arranged for local people to be interviewed sharing their memories of the Queen to mark her 70 years on the throne. 
Sarah Hickey kindly allowed the interviews to be filmed by Peter Woods of HexhamTV in her beautiful jewellery shop on Beaumont Street. 
Memories shared varied from waving out of an office window as the Queen was driven past to being presented to the Her Majesty as an award recipient.  Memories from before her ascendancy to the throne, when as a young woman the Queen volunteered as a truck driver and mechanic during WWII, up to thoughts on the Platinum Jubilee celebrations are discussed.  
And to mark the Feast of Nations picnic, which was happening on Fore Street that day, the interviewees all reveal their favourite picnic treat.  

Northumberland County Councillor Jeff Watson, cabinet member for culture said: 
 Each of the Queen’s visits to the county have brought crowds of excited spectators. With bunting hung, bouquets offered, and flags flown, the visits to Northumberland have created memorable moments for those who were there. 
“Some of these special memories have now been recorded to help build up a community memory bank. Thank you to all those who took part.” 

The Hexham HSHAZ is a £2.4 million scheme with four components to it:  A Building Grants Scheme, improvements to the Public Realm, Community Engagement and a Cultural Programme. 
To watch the interviews, visit and search Platinum Jubilee, or visit  HexhamTV on Facebook or Twitter. 
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