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East Herts Council service honours life and reign of Queen





An open-air service hosted by East Herts Council to give thanks for the Queen's life and reign included formal tributes, choral music and a minute's silence.

The event on Friday (Sept 16) at the authority's Hertford headquarters, Wallfields, included addresses by chairman Cllr Ian Devonshire, from Much Hadham, leader Cllr Linda Haysey, Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Mione Goldspink, from Bishop's Stortford, and Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Fergus McMullen.

Cllr Devonshire said: "It was my privilege to lead formal tributes on behalf of the council today; to give thanks for Her Majesty the Queen and to commemorate her extraordinary life and reign.

Cllr Ian Devonshire addresses mourners (59418330)
Cllr Ian Devonshire addresses mourners (59418330)

"I would like to thank the Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Fergus McMullen, for joining us, along with the councillors, residents, council staff and local singers who gathered to remember Queen Elizabeth II and pay their respects."

Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Fergus McMullen, Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Mione Goldspink, East Herts Council leader Cllr Linda Haysey and council chairman Cllr Ian Devonshire (59418324)
Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Fergus McMullen, Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Mione Goldspink, East Herts Council leader Cllr Linda Haysey and council chairman Cllr Ian Devonshire (59418324)
Choirs pays tribute to the Queen (59418328)
Choirs pays tribute to the Queen (59418328)
Aerial shot of the service (59418332)
Aerial shot of the service (59418332)

The council contingent was joined by residents of the Signature at Bentley House care home who wanted to pay their respects.



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