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Council celebrates Queen’s 90th Birthday in style

13 May 2016

The Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg celebrates the Queen’s 90th Birthday with Agnes Steele and Ida Millar.


Neveah Buckley from Parkhall Primary School showing off her commemorative coin.


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday this week in style by hosting four magnificent events.  The celebrations kicked off on Wednesday with toe tapping tea dances in The Old Courthouse, Antrim and Theatre at The Mill.  Over 160 dancers showed off their fancy footwork and enjoyed a sweet treat with a delicious afternoon tea being served.

On Thursday, a memorable coffee morning event took place in Theatre at The Mill for our special residents who share their birth year with the Queen.  The Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg and The Lord Lieutenant for County Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie OBE, invited the thirty two 90 year olds and their guest for a decadent morning of birthday cake, stories and a special tour of the Museum.  Each 90 year old was presented with a Commemorative book ‘Queen Elizabeth – a Celebration of Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday’ by Tim Ewart, as a special birthday present.

Then on Friday it was the younger generation who celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s wonderful milestone.  In total 35 primary schools from the Borough were represented in Mossley Mill by two of their Primary 7 pupils.  Each pupil was presented with a commemorative coin by the Mayor and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant for County Antrim Mr Richard Reade.  The school representatives then took back coins for each of the other P7’s in their school.

The Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg, commented: “I am delighted with the efforts of everyone in the Borough who marked the Queen’s special birthday.  I was honoured to attend many events as the Mayor and it was a pleasure to meet so many members of the community.”