Jubilee Stone Re-Visited

The two jubilee stones sit proudly alongside the ‘Loftus William Jones‘ stone celebrating Petersfield’s Victoria Cross holder.

More about Petersfield’s Platinum Jubilee efforts, together with pictures of Lucy Clark and David Weeks can be found in our official souvenir brochure available at the Town Hall.

Back in 2012, local schoolgirl Lucy Clark was chosen to help bury the ‘Diamond’ Jubilee time capsule in the area in front of St Peter’s Church on The Square.

The time capsule was covered by a special mosaic designed by pupils at The Petersfield School (TPS).

Ten years later aged 16 Lucy returned with her family for a short service to commemorate the ‘Platinum’ Jubilee Stone inlaid opposite.

Lucy leaves TPS herself this year – GCSE’s in hand – hoping to study Textiles, PE and Sociology at Godalming University.

Reverend Will Hughes of St Peter’s Church led a poignant and fitting service at the stone at 16:30hrs on Monday 18 July 2022.  Despite the record temperatures, a number of local residents were in attendance.

Present was ex-mayor, councillor and museum trustee Vaughan Clarke, pictured with a spade burying the time capsule.  Vaughan coordinated the Diamond Jubilee event in 2012.

This was to be local resident and royalist David Week’s last public engagement before hanging up his hat.  Mr. Petersfield or the ‘Man in the Sparkly Suit’ as he’s otherwise know – has added a touch of showmanship to many a local event over the years.

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