Ebrington Parish, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6NA, is going to erect seven boundary stones to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. This is probably the first time in over 100 years that Boundary Stones have been erected in Gloucestershire and probably far beyond this County and what better time to erect these stones than for such an historic occasion as the Diamond Jubilee The Project progress will be updated each month as "project milestones" (excuse the pun) are completed
On February 6th 2012 Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 60 years on the throne. It will be only the second Diamond Jubilee in a thousand years of monarchs. No one alive now is likely to see one again.
Whilst Ebrington Parish will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with a series of village events around the weekend of 2nd June 2012, including the lighting of abeacon as part of the beacon chain, it was felt, in typical “Yubberton fashion”,that we could do something special and different and create a permanent reminder of this very special event.
The stones would be available to all, to both see, to sit on and to picnic on, and,as the Parish is very close to two National Trails - The Cotswold Way and The Heart of England Way - as well as a large network of waymarked footpaths and bridleways, we would anticipate that these stones would become a very popular and publicised leisure attraction for the large numbers of visitors that come to the Cotswolds
EBRINGTON BOUNDARY STONES COMMUNITY PROJECT SUMMARY
1) To erect a carved boundary stone at a site where each of the adjoining seven parishes meet the boundary of Ebrington Parish as a lasting legacy of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and as permanent monuments to this unique occasion.
2) To erect a suitably inscribed boundary stone centrally within Ebrington village to explain and map the Project
3) To publish a leaflet of walks connecting the Boundary Stones and giving information on the Project and on the Parish and recording the sponsors of the Project
4) This will be a true Community Project with all the stones and the carving being supplied by craftsmen with strong family and social connections with Ebrington Parish and all the administration, preparation, transport and siting being done by Ebrington residents
BOUNDARY STONES COMMUNITY PROJECT AIMS
Source: Ebrington Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Committee
The Project progress will be updated each month as "project milestones" (excuse the pun) are completed