A regal collection

Buckinghamshire Archives is collecting mementos from The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and aims to create a record for future generations.

It is searching for records from the area such as posters, invitations, flyers, photographs and residents’ newsletters from the Jubilee weekend that people would be willing to donate to the archives.

Examples of items collected in previous years are currently being displayed at the pop-up Archives Jubilee Exhibition, on show at libraries across the county this month.

Clive Harriss, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, said: ‘We were all privileged to live through a moment in history, seeing the first British monarch ever to reach 70 years on the throne.

‘Residents across Buckinghamshire marked the occasion in many different ways, from street parties to village fetes to impromptu gatherings with families and friends.

‘You may well be starting to take down your posters or recycle your promotional materials now but instead of throwing them away, please consider donating them to the Archives Service. Photographs of your celebrations would also be welcomed and can be emailed directly to the service.’

People can email Archives@Buckinghamshire.gov.uk with information about the items they would like to donate or post any enquiries. All items must be local to Buckinghamshire.

National souvenirs are not required. Items in the original form in which they were intended for use are preferred (for example a hard copy of a paper invitation, or digital if it was an email) but digital versions can be accepted in some circumstances.

Chiltern Way Academy’s winning Jubilee cake