Banners help fuel jubilee celebrations in Bromley
May 26, 2012 by Mark
Residents of Bromley were in for a royal treat recently as the Queen visited the town in the run up to her diamond jubilee celebrations.
On 15th May, the Queen paid a visit to Bromley in Kent,
Local people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the Queen, who met with members of the crowd and exchanged a few words. A local school – Balgowan Primary School – had taken a huge printed banner bearing the school name and crest to celebrate the jubilee. The school had previously run a competition encouraging pupils to design a celebratory flag for the occasion. A teacher from Balgowan Primary School said:
“Everyone is very, very excited and we are glad the rain has stopped. The children here are the winners of a Jubilee flag design competition that they did for homework. They will report back to the rest of the school in assembly.”
Flag and banner printing have been on the rise in recent months as the nation prepares to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and to support teams at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Local print companies offering banner printing in Bromley are able to design banners to bespoke specifications, meaning that jubilee decorations could be personalised right down to including the dates of events or names of hosts.
The Queen’s visit to Bromley was the first since she last visited in 1986, so the fact that residents were out in force with flags and banners helped to give her a warm welcome.