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More details of the Queen's visit to Hereford revealed
As many as 25,000 people are expected to join in with the Diamond Day celebrations when the Queen visits Hereford on July 11.
It was revealed this week that events will be taking place on the King George V playing fields from 8.30am to 4.30pm, including a procession and a 1,200-strong royal serenade.
Also planned is an awards presentation for those who have made notable contributions to the county, an army assault course and a display by the Pilgrims Parachute Team weather permitting.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will hear a poem, made up of contributions from the people of Herefordshire, which will be read by a surprise celebrity guest.
People can also see the Wye trow that sailed on the Thames during Jubilee weekend, stalls held by each market town in the county and a performance by the Herefordshire Jubilee Concert Band, formed as a lasting legacy of the day.
There will be a free park-and-ride system from Wye Street for disabled drivers. Asda is also allowing its car park to be used as a drop-off zone for the day.
If the playing fields should flood, the show will be moved to Hereford Racecourse.
To mark the day, Herefordshire Council has put together a commemorative booklet as a souvenir, which will be available in shops from June 27 at £2 each.
For more information, visit herefordshirediamondday.co.uk.
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