15 September 2015
Special tree planting ceremonies took place at Antrim Civic Centre and Mossley Mill last Wednesday (9 September) to mark HM Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch.
The ceremonies, hosted by the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, were attended by local MLAs, Elected Members and council staff. Rev Campbell Dixon MBE, the Mayor’s Chaplain, also offered a prayer at both ceremonies, which had been specially written for the occasion by the Church and approved by the Queen, for use on the day.
Speaking at the events the Mayor commented, “Its gives me great pleasure to plant these red oak trees as an act of commemoration. On behalf of the people of the Borough, I have also written to Her Majesty the Queen to extend our very best wishes.”
The tree planting ceremony at Mossley Mill.
The tree planting ceremony at Antrim Civic Centre.