Floral tributes laid and books of condolences open across area

More than 1,000 people have signed a book of condolences opened at the Amelia in Tunbridge Wells following the death of The Queen.

The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council was the first to sign the book of condolences when it was opened at 9am on Friday, September 9.

By Monday, the Council more than 1,000 signatures had been made in the book, with touching tributes and messages from local residents.

Residents can sign the Amelia’s book of condolences from 9am-6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. From 9am-8pm on Thursday, from 9am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.

Floral tributes to Her Majesty were also beginning to be laid on the green on Civic Way in front of the Town Hall.

Around 30 bouquets of flowers were placed there by the beginning of the week, including a range of messages.

One message read: ‘Your Majesty, we are very sad to hear of your passing. We will miss you. Thank you for your service’.

At the King Charles the Martyr Church, they also opened their own book of condolences with more than 100 signatures since Friday.

At the church, residents are able to say a prayer, leave flowers and light a candle to pay their respects to Her Majesty.

A book of condolence is also available at the Southborough Civic Centre just inside the main entrance by Southborough Library, so that residents can share their thoughts and feelings at this difficult time. The book will be available from 9am-5pm, Monday to Saturday.




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