King’s Visit to Colchester

Balkerne Gardens Trust

Staff and residents were keen to show their support of the new King and both Barbara and Gemma braved the crowds and were delighted to cheer on the King in person. Barbara wore her crown all day and said the King ‘was smartly dressed` and Gemma was very excited to have seen the King, especially as she got to touch his coat!

Senior Carer, Cherie Whalley, is a member of the Colchester Town Watch, the ceremonial guards for the Mayor of Colchester, dating back to 1253.

Cherie said ‘this was by far the biggest duty in terms of importance we have taken part in. I was extremely proud to not only take part but also to represent our city, and I look forward to continuing to do so in the future’.