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ROTARY CLUB OF CHESTER-LE-STREET

THE JUBILEE TREE PROJECT - 2012
Photographs of the planting of a Royal Oak Tree, in honour of HM Queen's Jubilee Year,
at the junction of Front Street & Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street.
The tree was donated to the townspeople of Chester-le-Street, on Friday 16th November 2012,
by members of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street.
Project coordinator Rotarian John Stewart.

Photographs courtesy of Photographer Helen Jobson. and Derek Snaith of Durham County Council, Principal Community Development/Project Officer.
The plaque (right) explaining the project, will be attached to the Jubilee Tree metal surround for perusal by passers-by.

President-elect Malcolm Pratt MBE DL (left) addressing the public and other Rotarians about the 'Royal Oak Tree Project'.

In the background are four little diggers, from Newker Primary School, Chester-le-Street, and Mr Mark Oliphant of the Countyside Rangers. Durham County Council (DCC).

President-elect Malcolm Pratt MBE DL (left) addressing the public and other Rotarians about the 'Royal Oak Tree Project', with his four little helpers from Newker Primary School.
Past-President Jack Straughan, the Senior Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street, helping the children from Newker Primary School, and Mr Oliphant, to plant the Royal Oak Tree.
A group photograph at the tree planting of the parents & family of the schoolchildren, and their teachers.  Rotarian John Stewart is 4th from right.

Some Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street at the tree planting:

(l-r):  John Stewart, Brian Corker, Jack Laverick, Kevin Jobson, Ken Jackson, Kenneth Howe, Dennis Draper (hat), Jack Straughan, Mr Mark Oliphant of DCC Countyside Rangers, Alan Campbell, Bob Watson, Bill Holden, Fred Richards, Alan Hedley.

With the four little 'diggers' from Newker Primary School in the foreground.

Photograph right kindly provided by Derek Snaith of Durham County Council, Principal Community Development/Project Officer:

Some Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street at the tree planting:

(l-r):  John Stewart, Brian Corker, Jack Laverick, Kevin Jobson, Ken Jackson, Kenneth Howe, Dennis Draper (hat), Jack Straughan, Mr Mark Oliphant of DCC Countyside Rangers, Alan Campbell, Bob Watson, Bill Holden, Fred Richards, Alan Hedley.

With the four little 'diggers' from Newker Primary School in the foreground.

Jack Straughan, Mr Oilphant and two of their helpers pausing for a rest.
Jack Straughan and Mr Oilphant with their four helpers.
Hard at work planting the tree, with the public, family, friends, teachers and Rotarians watching in the background.

Photograph (right) kindly provided by Derek Snaith of Durham County Council, Principal Community Development/Project Officer:

Rotarian Jack Straughan & Mr Mark Oliphant accompanied by two of the helpers from Newker School; the little girl on the left is holding the plaque which will eventually go on the Royal Oak's metal surround.

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