4:25 PM 5 June 2022
The people of Mundesley had another reason to celebrate at the end of their Platinum Jubilee party.
For the village has become the first place in Norfolk to receive a special Norfolk Platinum Jubilee Challenge certificate from the Lord Lieutenant of the County, Lady Philipa Dannatt.
The honor came following two well-attended Jubilee events to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne on Thursday night and Saturday.
Bev Reynolds, from the parish council, said everyone involved was delighted with the certificate, which was presented by North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker.
She said: “It was quite unexpected and humbling to receive this. We were proud and delighted.”
Ms Reynolds said parish clerk Doreen Joy made the application for the certificate, which involved filling in four categories: ‘physical’, ‘sustainable’, ‘learning’ and ‘celebration’.
Activities they undertook included contributing to a national “Queen’s Canopy” by planing hundreds of trees, including two dedicated to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Gold Park.
They have also set up a Queen’s Heritage Trail around the waterfront.
Ms Reynolds said Thursday night’s event, which culminated in the lighting of a beacon, was ‘probably the best event the parish council has ever had’.
“It was a fabulous evening,” she said.
Hundreds of people enjoyed a traditional ceilidh band and music from the Shantymen of Sheringham, as well as a stunning display of laser lights.
There was also a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ style finale.