Four-day Royal exhibition unveiled to celebrate 60-year reign

Queen Elizabeth II leaves following a service of thanksgiving, at Saint Paul's Cathedral, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 5, 2012.
Queen Elizabeth II leaves following a service of thanksgiving, at Saint Paul's Cathedral, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 5, 2012.
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A FOUR-DAY exhibition marking the Queen’s 60-year reign is to be held in Sunderland this summer.

The Jubilee celebrations are far from over after Sunderland City Council announced plans to stage the special event.

The Sunderland Diamond Jubilee Exhibition aims to give Wearsiders the chance to find out more about each of the six decades of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

Giant marquees packed with memorabilia will be erected for the event, which will take place between Thursday, July 19 and Sunday, July 22, at the Port of Sunderland.

Wearsiders will need to apply to be in with a chance of getting one of the 6,500 tickets available. There will also be a special preview event, on Wednesday, July 18.

Council leader Paul Watson said: “The Jubilee celebrations earlier this month showed how popular the Queen remains.

“Our city has changed beyond measure since the Queen’s accession in 1952, and this exhibition will be a really enjoyable and educational way of looking back through the decades.

“We’ll be announcing more details of the event over the next few weeks.”

More details about how to apply for tickets will be released shortly.