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Park to be renamed in Queen’s honour

Hamilton’s Par-la-Ville Park is getting a new name: next month, the landmark open space becomes Queen Elizabeth Park.

The change, commemorating the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, was hailed as a once in a lifetime opportunity by Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling.

“The last time we had this was in 1897,” Mr Gosling said, referring to the 60-year anniversary of the reign of Queen Victoria also the first diamond jubilee formally observed by the UK.

Superintendent of parks Steven DeSilva said the commemorative bronze plaque will probably go in a rose garden near the Queen Street entrance of the park.

The new name will go official at a public ceremony in the park at 4pm on April 21, with fanfare from the Bermuda Regiment and the North Village Band.

Name change: Corporation of Hamilton Superintendent of Parks Steven DeSilva (left) and Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling with a plaque for the renaming of Par-la-Ville Park.

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Published March 23, 2012 at 10:10 am (Updated March 23, 2012 at 10:10 am)

Park to be renamed in Queen’s honour

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