Tree fit for a queen

NEW Norfolk’s longest-serving doctors were invited to do the honours on Monday when a tree was planted to commemorate the queen’s diamond jubilee.

Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans said general practitioners Micheil Sweet and Ralph Peters had served the municipality for nearly as long as Queen Elizabeth II had been on the throne. At Arthur Square, he invited the doctors to unveil a plaque and ceremonially plant a green beech. They were presented with certificates and silver commemorative coins in recognition of their long service, extending from the 1950s in Dr Sweet’s case and the 1960s in Dr Peters’ case.

Gary Webb from the Derwent Scottish Pipe Band gave a marathon hour-long bagpipe performance that earned the appreciation of those present.

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