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Queen Elizabeth II
Commemorative Slates

Our late monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrated her Platinum Jubilee over the extended bank holiday weekend of 2nd - 5th June 2022. To commemorate these extraordinary 70 years of dedicated service given to our country and her Commonwealth, The Holt Society invited the Town Council to work with them to create a lasting memorial, in the form of two carved slates. These Slates each divided into decades, display the key events of Her Majesty's 70-year reign, alongside some of the significant occasions which occurred within Holt during the corresponding period.

Fundraising commenced early in 2022 and with the support of the Town Council, the public, our own Holt Society members and the local businesses, sufficient funding was raised in time for the Slates to be commissioned for the Jubilee celebrations.

Each slate was carved by Teucer Wilson, a local stone carver and have been erected in Fish Hill, just off the High Street. The site was selected as it represents a microcosm of Holt, being a small yard with independent shops, galleries and places to eat - typical of the wider town. It is hoped that these slates give both residents and visitors to our town an insight into this period of our history and culture.

On the 2nd of June 2022, in front of a number of invited dignitaries and local residents, The Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, The Lady Dannatt MBE unveiled the commemorative plaque, following which Elaina Knowles from the Holt Community Primary School and Tyler Canning from the Holt Youth Project revealed the carved slates.

Since the death of Her Majesty, so soon after their unveiling, the Slates have been seen by many as a fitting memorial to her reign. Whilst this was not the intention, the Holt Society are pleased to be able to provide Holt with two fitting commemorative artworks which reflect and celebrate our longest serving monarch.

Jubilee Slates