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Painswick’s Royal legacy shines brightly


Painswick’s historic jubilee lamp was afforded a special mention at the House of Commons.

Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie mentioned Painswick’s Royal lamp when she asked Boris Johnson to support a gift from parliament to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Speaking during Prime Minister’s questions, Siobhan said: “My constituency of Stroud recently won the title of best place to live. There is much to visit there, including an historic lamp standard that was erected to celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. 

“Next year, our own Queen will mark 70 years since her accession to the throne. Will the Prime Minister join me in supporting the gift being proposed by Parliament to mark Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee?”

In reply, the PM said: “I thank my honourable friend for that wonderful proposal, and I certainly encourage all colleagues to support and contribute to her project.”

Speaking afterwards, Siobhan added: “I’m really pleased the PM is encouraging parliament to contribute towards a gift for The Queen. She is our country’s rock and quite simply a wonderful head of state.

“It was also great to mention Painswick’s royal legacy in the shape of its magnificent lamp standard. I spoke to Painswick Parish council about this recently. there are only a few of these diamond jubilee commemorations left in the country and Painswick has worked hard to ensure it is restored beautifully.”

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