Published on 11th June 2012
Cheltenham Borough Council is reminding residents to send in their photographs, stories, artwork, poems and memories from the Jubilee celebrations last weekend for the book of remembrance.
Over the Jubilee weekend a small team of professionals from Cheltenham volunteered their time to join council staff and visit various events to gather material for the book. Hannah Wright, strategy and engagement assistant said: The team did a marvellous job and we made it to about 15 overall but it was impossible to visit every one. This is why we now need people to contribute their stories, big or small, so that we have a true account of the whole borough.
Initially two books will be produced: one will go to Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum; the other will be sent to Her Majesty the Queen. There are also plans to have affordable editions published for members of the public to buy.
Cllr Peter Jeffries, cabinet member for housing and safety, said: This is the ideal way to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee, and the way in which Cheltenham celebrated it. As far as we know, we are the only council to be doing anything like this, which makes it even more exciting! The book will cost relatively little, is accessible to all, and will last for generations to come.
If you would like to send in your photographs, stories, artwork, poems and memories of your Jubilee in Cheltenham, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01242 775156, or call in at the Municipal Offices. The closing date is Friday 22nd June.