A scarecrow for the Jubilee?

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Farmers and landowners are being encouraged to organise a rather unusual celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It’s hoped that dozens of them will hold scarecrow making contests to mark the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s record breaking reign.

Platinum Jubilee organisers want farmers to hold contests for children of farm workers. It’s hoped they’d make scarecrows and send in photos. The winner of the competition could claim a top prize of £500. More details will be released in the New Year.

Farmers are also being asked to register now to take part in an ancient tradition marking major royal milestones. The Platinum Pageant organisers hope that farms and estates around the UK will become home to many of the beacons that will be lit across the country on June 2nd 2022 to mark 70 years of The Queen’s reign.

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Lydia Starbuck

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.