Milverton, Somerset

The Milverton Trust December update

This month The Milverton Trust would like to introduce our new branding that has been designed and drawn by Torquil Buist. It really captures the essence of the village, we hope the village enjoys it. You will see this on our publications and posters in the future.

We hope everyone in village enjoys the festive month and time with families or friends over the Christmas bank holiday period. We look forward to organising lots of fund raising activities in 2024 so we can give more grants out to the village. Merry Christmas and have Happy New Year.

Finally to crown off all the Royal excitement that we have experienced these recent years, members of the still extant — just —Jubilee Committee, Julian Dakowski and Gary Whittaker, were happy to present to the Chair of the Victoria Reading Rooms, Phil Knowles, three commemorative plaques to mark one of the sites of celebration for the late Queen’s 70th Platinum Jubilee, a plaque to mark her life and long reign and another for the Coronation of her son King Charles.

The plaque of the late Queen’s reign and that of the King’s Coronation will be mounted inside on the south wall of the Victoria Rooms’ main Hall, central to the room. The ‘On This Site’ Jubilee plaque will be found on the exterior of the building facing Fore Street. We then can say that the building built to celebrate a Jubilee of Queen Victoria now marks the lives of a further two of her descendants, a span of five generations and six crowned monarchs.

Other plaques await installation but two will be found at the Village Recreation Ground, one on the Cricket Score Board Pavilion and the other on the Club House itself.