ALL rise for the Queen – the Queen’s Mall, that is.
Hammersmith’s reigning shopping centre, Kings Mall, has temporarily lost its crown as the town prepares for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen’s presence will be felt in Hammersmith for the next fortnight as a series of events are held at the shopping centre to celebrate the 60 years since her accession to the throne.
The festivities will begin this weekend with crown-making, a diamond hunt and the chance to meet a Pearly king and queen.
Signs in King Street and Lyric Square were changed early on Wednesday morning, to the surprise of shoppers and workers. Centre manager Bob Stammers did not hesitate when it came to giving the king the chop after a 33-year reign.
He said: “It has been Kings Mall since it was built in 1979 so changing our name to Queen’s Mall is exciting, and our weekend of free and fun events for the jubilee will be a great way to start the celebrations. We are changing only the main signs though.”
With 67 street parties organised in the borough, bunting will be flying high.
Other candidates for a royal switch could include: Du Cane Road, Du Queen Road; Munster Road, Monarch Road; Queen Caroline Street, Queen Elizabeth Street; Coniger Road, Corgi Road
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