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In Memorium – Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1926 – 2022

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Driffield Town Council, together with all of our residents, wish to express our thoughts and condolences.

Here follows a statement from the Mayor of Driffield, Councillor Mark Blakeston:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  On behalf of the residents of Great Driffield and Little Driffield I send heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family who are in our thoughts at this sad time. For the majority of us, the late Queen was simply ‘our Queen’ and certainly no one under the age of 70 has known anything else.

In such challenging times, the loss of our steadfast Monarch creates more uncertainty; but as the world comes together to remember her Majesty this feeling of togetherness is a reminder of the shared values she created – values which I know will be upheld by her son, our new King.  Through her unwavering service and devotion to our country the Queen created a special relationship with all of us dedicating her life to public service for more than 70 years, setting an example to us all and providing constancy in our ever-changing world.

At this time of reflection, let us give thanks for her life and the many ways in which she enriched our nation”.

Book of Condolence

A book of condolence will be available in Driffield Library on Cross Hill, Driffield.

You may wish to sign Buckingham Palace’s book of condolence online by visiting


The Proclamation of the Accession for Great Driffield and Little Driffield will take place at the Remembrance Gardens on Sunday September 11th at 3.00pm, conducted by Cllr Mark Blakeston the Mayor of Driffield.  The High Sherriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire will have executed the proclamation for Hull and East Riding earlier in the day.