For the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 the Park received a Jubilee Oak from the royal estate and Sandringham, which we duly planted; it was later ‘stolen’.

Sandringham, got to hear of this mishap, and in September 2012 the Friends of Parkinson’s Park unexpectedly received another small oak tree from the estate. We have nurtured the Jubilee Oak for nearly 10 years, and planted it in the Park around 3 years ago.

We decorated the tree for VE Day last year, and today we are using it to say thank you to Prince Philip for his years of service to the United Kingdom and to act as a focus in the park for the period of national mourning at this historic time. (We will also be putting a tribute up in the notice board tomorrow.)

If you would like to leave flowers around the tree, or painted stones you are very welcome too. Any flowers will eventually be composted and the mulch put back around the tree. It is our intention that the Jubilee Oak will act as a focus for any national events in the future.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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