RESIDENTS are invited to attend a tree-planting ceremony in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth II in Ilminster.

The event will be held at The Recreation Ground, The Mead, on Wednesday, October 11 at 2pm.

The ceremony will take place near the Ilminster Cricket Club Tony Rice Bar, the closest access is via Canal Way.

Born on April 21, 1926, during the reign of her paternal grandfather King George V Queen Elizabeth II went on to be Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

The nation’s longest-reigning monarch reached her historic Platinum Jubilee of 70 years on the throne on February 6, 2022.

As the oldest daughter of King George VI, she became Queen following his death in 1952 while on a tour of Australia and New Zealand with her late husband, Prince Philip.

Her coronation took place the following year and she was crowned aged 27.