The Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, has thanked everybody who came together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s reign last Wednesday (September 9), which marked the moment she became Britain’s longest serving monarch.
Coun Locking, an enthusiastic royalist, decided that the Queen’s remarkable feat should be recognised in Louth, and so she held a celebratory coffee morning at Lloyds Bank in Mercer Row.
Coun Locking said: “Following my coffee morning last Wednesday at Lloyd’s Bank to mark Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history, I would like to thank Lloyds Bank and all the staff there for letting us use their premises and their tea and coffee.
“Many people have said that they were really pleased that Louth did something to celebrate the Queen’s reign.
“Thank you also to councillors Sue Crew and Fran Treanor, because I could not have done it without them.”
Coun Locking continued: “Around £120 was raised on the day which I was really pleased with, as I didn’t expect to raise that much.
“The Queen’s milestone was a momentous occasion, and one that I doubt will ever be equalled in Britain.”
The money raised will go into the Mayor’s Charity Fund, alongside the £250 raised at the recent Mayor’s Fayre. Coun Locking also took part in the ‘Jail & Bail’ fundraiser for Home-Start East Lindsey on September 5, raising almost £600.