The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Lieutenant-Colonel James Arkell, planted a tree in honour of the Queen’s 80th birthday when he attended a celebratory tea party at Chastleton Road, Redhouse, Swindon, on 21 June.
About 50 retired apartment owners at Priory Manor and guests joined in the event, including Mrs Marie Wakefield who was born in 1926 – the same year as the Queen.
The Vice Lord Lieutenant assisted by Andrew Apps, managing director of Bovis Homes Retirement Living, planted a tree in the grounds of Priory Manor. Mr Apps said the Queen’s 80th was an important landmark for apartment owners, many of whom had grown up following her life.
Priory Manor is a development of one and two bedroom self-contained retirement apartments with communal owners’ lounge, guest suite, on-site managers and 24-hour emergency call system