Oak Tree planted to celebrate King's visit to Doncaster last November
City of Doncaster Council, alongside colleagues and community partners, planted an oak tree in the grounds of the Danum Gallery Library and Museum to celebrate the visit of His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Consort to bestow city status upon Doncaster in November 2022.
Today’s event was part-sponsored by Friends of the Mansion House and Doncaster Civic Trust.
The ceremony was opened by the Civic Mayor, Cllr Ian Pearson, who greeted guests from a wide range of organisations and communities. The tree was planted by Lord Graham Kirkham KCVO, assisted by school children from across the borough. Each school was presented with a miniature spade inscribed with ‘Commemorating Doncaster City Status: 9th November 2022’ - ‘Tree planting ceremony Danum Gallery Library Museum: 8th March 2023’ on the handle. Lord Kirkham also unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion.
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “This occasion reinforces the sense of pride we have in receiving city status, and brings back very happy memories for the people of Doncaster of the visit of His Majesty and Queen Consort. As the oak tree grows we will also mature as a city; proud of its past and looking to its future with confidence.”
Lord Graham Kirkham added: “I am delighted to play a part in this celebration, commemorating the important visit of King Charles and Queen Consort to the new City of Doncaster. This oak tree symbolises growth and strength and I am confident our borough will thrive in the same way. Having been born, educated, worked, and raised a family in Doncaster, I have always been absolutely committed to the success of our City, and will continue to promote and support it in whatever way I can.”
- Category: Environment