08/06/16 Lincolnshire girl pens poem for Her Majesty’s 90th

Lincolnshire girl pens poem for Her Majesty’s 90th


A Lincolnshire schoolgirl has written a poem which will be given to the Queen.

Olivia Simpson, 11, wrote a piece of poetry for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations.

She is one of 18 children who have had their poems pulled together in a book which will be given to the Queen.


The Fiskerton Church of England Primary School youngster said: “I was really excited and glad that I have got it.

“I was really excited but I was also very nervous.

“I was hoping the other people in the other schools still know their poems were really good,” she told the BBC.

The county is celebrating Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations in lots of ways.

Families are being invited to dress as kings and queens for one event, when an aptly-named Lincolnshire venue hosts a free right royal occasion in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

It will literally be a picnic in the park in one of the most popular community locations in the county.

And it’s all taking place at Woodhall Spa’s Jubilee Park from noon on Sunday, June 12.

The free event, organised jointly by the Cottage Museum and the park, is open to everyone.

It is one of many events across Lincolnshire over the ‘birthday’ weekend.

And it includes music in the bandstand, falconry, children’s entertainers, face painting, a tombola, raffle and much more.

Families are invited to dress up as kings or queens.

“Based around the popular annual Picnic in the Park event, the organisers have pulled out all the stops to make the 2016 event a day to remember,” said villager Amarylis Midgley.

“Jubilee Park, which is run as a charity by the community and receives no public funding, is proud of its royal connections.

“It was opened by Princess Marie Louise in 1935 and was initially christened Royal Jubilee Park.

“The park, built and gifted to the people of Woodhall Spa by Lady Weigall in 1935, had been run by the local council from 1974 until 2011.

“But, following overwhelming support from residents and hard work by the Friends of Jubilee Park, the parish council took it on to prevent its closure.

“And East Lindsey District Council paid for a major refurbishment of the pool as part of the deal.”

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