Village's Jubilee clock unveiled
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Colnbrook with Poyle parish council chair Peter Hood with the Duchess of Cornwall unveiling the village's Jubilee clock. Picture by Chloe Farrell.
THE sun came out for a village's big day as a member of royalty was on hand to unveil a jubilee monument although not everything went quite to plan.
Colnbrook hadn't been the subject of a Royal visit since 1688 until the Duchess of Cornwall came to the village on Friday, June 29 to unveil a clock to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
The Duchess stepped up to pull the cord to unveil the clock but despite her best efforts the cord would not pull apart the curtains to reveal the clock.
The Duchess asked for help from a member of her security who promptly tore the cord apart, leaving the clock still veiled. A large red stick was quickly found and through the combined efforts of Cllrs Dexter Smith and Leslie Jarrett, the clock was finally unveiled.
The Duchess, dressed in a classic cut cream suit, took the problem in her stride as she chatted and shook hands with members of the public while the commotion was dealt with.
Christopher Walters, 57 of Vicarage Way said: "She asked me how my dog Rocky was doing and she stroked him too. It's probably the biggest day in the village's history."
Read more with all the photographs from Colnbrook's big day in next week's Observer newspaper
This article appeared in Slough Observer 29 Jun 12