THE DUCHESS of Northumberland led 500 banner-waving children to a special jubilee service for the Queen.
The handmade banners were borne across The Sele park to Hexham Abbey for the special County civic service ahead of Jubilee weekend and Bank Holiday. The Rector of Hexham, Canon Graham Usher, the High Sheriff of Northumberland, and the Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Rev Martin Wharton, were also in the parade and service.
The Abbey’s choirs were in attendance, including local choirboy Elliot Jeffries, who is to travel to London to sing to the Queen at St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday.
Elliot, 12, is one of 40 choirboys chosen nationally for the Jubilee honour.
After yesterday’s service in Hexham Abbey, a picnic was held on the Cloisters lawns for all those attending.