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Mansfield's Queen opens royal exhibition

Mansfield Museum's Our Queen exhibition will be officially opened by Mansfield's own Queen look-a-like this Saturday (2 June).

In celebration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, the Museum is holding an exhibition which features stories of local people's encounters with Queen Elizabeth II from when she visited Mansfield during her Silver Jubilee in 1977.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Mansfield's Queen the Day Mrs Joan Wragg (85) of Mansfield at 10am.

Mrs Wragg was chosen after an appeal by Museum Development Officer Jodie Henshaw to find a local Queen look-a-like to help with the museum's jubilee celebrations. Mrs Wragg was encouraged to enter by her sister who had seen the appeal and felt Joan was an ideal candidate.

The exhibition will run until 30 June and it is free to enter.

The museum is also having a Jubilee street party on Friday 8 June from 10am-2pm, at which Mrs Wragg will also be appearing. The free party will include lots of royal-themed activities including making flags and bunting for people to take home and trim up their houses.

Published 30 May 2012

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