Floral tribute to the Queen's 90th birthday

TWO regular flower beds in Nantwich were decorated in honour of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in June and July 2016.

   The first (above, right) was outside Nantwich Library in Beam Street and was designed and executed by Ansa - the business owned by Cheshire East Council which keeps the town's flower beds in good order.

    It features the Union Jack (or Flag) and a plaque including a crown and the inscription "E II R 90yrs".

    The other (above) was produced on the churchyard in front of St Mary's Parish Church in the town centre as part of the 2016 Flower Festival in the church. 

   Unfortunately, at the time I took the picture, gusts


of wind had disturbed the purple material upper left. In the centre of the design are flowers depicting the cross and red precious stone in the crown. 

   Unfortunately, an error occurred in the first version of the floral bed outside the Library (right) when the Queen was referred to as "H.R.H." (or Her Royal Highness for people not up on these things).

   That is the title used for Princes and Princesses, etc.

   The Ansa team were told off for insulting Her Majesty - which is not, to my mind, the case.

Wrong? Yes. Insulting? No. A simple error.

   A minor nit pick. I would have preferred the 9 to


be more rounded like the 0 and not, as someone described it, a backward P. And no full stop, usually  indicating a shortened word.


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