To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign, The Yorkshire Society asked Barnsley based novelist and poet Milly Johnson, a popular Vice President of the Society, to write a poem on behalf of the people of Yorkshire to mark the occasion.
“A job well done” recognises all that Her Majesty The Queen has done for the nation including the many sacrifices she has made over the last 70 years whilst head of state.
About the historic commission, Milly said, “It was a great honour to be asked by The Yorkshire Society to write this poem. As a great admirer of Her Majesty, I hope my words pay a suitable tribute to her years of service.”
Speaking for The Yorkshire Society, Philip Bell, the Chief Executive said, “We needed a way to convey the good wishes we know the people of Yorkshire want to send to The Queen on the unique occasion of her platinum jubilee. Who better than our own award-winning author and poet to find the right words? I think Milly has done us proud and with typical Yorkshire humility and humour.”
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