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GALLERY: Queen’s bust unveiled as hundreds attend Bexley Civic Parade

PUBLISHED: 11:32 13 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:32 13 June 2013

Trumpets play as the new bust is unveiled.

Trumpets play as the new bust is unveiled.

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Hundreds of residents flocked to Bexleyheath Broadway on Sunday to witness the unveiling of the new Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee sculpture and annual Civic Parade.

More than 50 uniformed groups set off from Albion Road car park, making their way to Christ Church, in the Broadway, where they joined a service to welcome the mayor of Bexley, Cllr Sharon Massey.

After the service, the parade returned to the Clock Tower for the official unveiling by Bexley’s deputy Lt Maj David Hewer.

The sculpture was specially commissioned by the Bexleyheath Business Improvement District to mark the Queen’s Diamon Jubilee. It is place on one of the empty niches of the Clock Tower, and joins the Queen’s grandfather King George V and William Morris.

Sunday was chosen to unveil the sculpture as it was the weekend after the nation’s official celebration of the Queen’s coronation on June 2, 1953.

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