Chesterfield sculpture to honour queen

sp60626 Queen's Park, Chesterfield.
sp60626 Queen's Park, Chesterfield.

A sculpture commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is set to be unveiled in Queen’s Park.

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker, will perform the ceremony on Sunday 27 October at midday.

The sculpture, in the shape of a diamond, was the idea of Sterling Machining Limited, a local engineering company, who designed, created and donated it to Chesterfield Borough Council.

Each facet contains significant events from during the Queen’s reign including the Queen’s visits to Chesterfield and Chesterfield FC’s FA Cup semi-final.

Chesterfield’s mayor Cllr Paul Christopher Stone will receive the sculpture on behalf of the borough’s residents during the short ceremony. Members of Chesterfield Action for Arts Forum will also place a time capsule into the sculpture to commemorate life in Chesterfield during 2012.