Videos, pix and tweets of York celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Bedecked with bunting and with the sun shining, York was a great place to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The first events started at 10am, with the York BID (Business Improvement District) big screen in St Sampson’s Square showing footage of the Queen’s visits to the north.
At 11.30am, the 4 Regiment Royal Artillery assembled in Museum Gardens for the Royal Salute.
A large crowd gathered as the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment played everything from the Indiana Jones theme to Tom Jones’ anthem It’s Not Unusual.
Then, at the stroke of midday, one of the 105mm Light Guns fired the first of a 42 round salute – double the normal number due to it marking both the Queen’s official birthday and her Jubilee.
Afterwards the Lord Mayor Cllr David Carr inspected the troops.
Later, at 2pm, York Town Crier Ben Fry gave the official proclamation to Her Majesty from the steps of the Mansion House.
This was a proclamation coordinated with town criers up and down the country.
In between, many people enjoyed the giant union flag deckchairs in places like Dean’s Park, Museum Gardens and the Judge’s Lodging.