GALLERY: Ramsey changes park name to Queen Elizabeth II

A RAMSEY park was renamed in honour of the Queen as part of the town’s Diamond Jubilee’s celebrations.

The Mill Lane playing field will be known as Queen Elizabeth II Park following a dedication ceremony on Tuesday.

Canon Richard Darmody and Ramsey Mayor Councillor Lisa Duffy took part in the proceedings, where the wet weather did little to affect the town’s spirits.

Cllr Duffy said: “We had a really great turnout of Ramsey residents and the weather held off long enough for the majority of the event. Richard Darmody said a prayer for the Queen and I did the dedication and unveiled a new bench with my consort, Harry Badcock.”

Cllr Duffy said they also raised the Union Flag and sang the National Anthem, and were joined on the day by the town’s new mascot Ramsey the Ram.

“There were a number of competitions, including best dressed shop window, which was won by Sue Ryder Care.

Cllr Duffy said: “I was really pleased with the turnout. It was a very exciting day.”

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Elsewhere in the town, events over the four-day Bank Holiday weekend included a garden party at the Ramsey Rural Museum with unusual Fen Sports to take part in – including a “fling your flat cap competition”.

Other activities included a potato and spoon race, children’s races, competitions, craft stalls and entertainment from Somersham Town Band.

The team at St Thomas a Becket Church held a fete and Ramsey Initiative organised a free family event at the Rainbow Surgery, including fair rides, stalls, a hog roast, and bar while firefighters oversaw the lighting of the town’s beacon

The Royal British Legion Club plans to hold a tea party next week.