Denton residents celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation

Guinness Court, Denton, 60th anniversary of Queen's coronation
Guinness Court, Denton, 60th anniversary of Queen's coronation

Residents at Guiness Court in Denton were celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation on Monday June 3.

They enjoyed a strawberry tea, glass of bubbly to toast the Queen and entertainment from John Beever.

The sheltered housing development has also recently built three raised beds with wood donated by a company called Ede, which clears the port.

The wood was cut to size by S Cadman Tree Surgery, the beds were made by DRT, the soil was donated by Robbie Robertson from Peacehaven Conservatives and Veolia.

And Guinness South gave the housing scheme, in Iveagh Crescent, a grant to get hand tools, enabling people to sit on the side and garden.

They were also given a grant from Newhaven Town Council.

The beds have now been filled with plants and compost.

Gilliant Hart from Guiness Court said: “We have planted one with flowers, one with vegetables, one with fruit.

“We were hoping that the fruit would be ready for the party but the season is late so we have had to buy them.”

The raised beds will allow residents to get some gentle exercise outdoors.

The Queen celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation on Tuesday June 4 with a service at Westminster Abbey in London and 2,000 guests, including more than 20 members of her family and the Prime Minister.