Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen

21 April 1926 - 8 September 2022

Reign 6 February 1952 - 8 September 2022


Statement from the mayor

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and I know that my sadness will be shared across Bury.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was our longest-reigning monarch and gave a lifetime of service to the people of the country.

Our borough flags will be flown at half-mast and books of condolence opened for the Bury community to visit and share their feelings at this sad time.

There will be opportunities in the near future for the people of our town to come together and offer comfort to one another. For now, my thoughts are with all those who are deeply affected by Her Majesty's sad passing.


Further information

Flower laying and books of condolence

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II was our longest-reigning Monarch and gave a lifetime of service to the people of the country.

The people of the borough of Bury have proudly welcomed Her Majesty to the borough on several occasions, most recently in 1992 when officially opened the Metrolink line from Manchester to Bury and travelled by tram to Bury.

In 1954, a year after her coronation, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Bury to officially open Bury Town Hall.

The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Shaheena Haroon, Mayor of Bury will lay flowers at Kay Gardens at 11am and everyone is welcome to attend.

Following the laying of flowers the Mayor as first citizen will sign and open the book of condolence at the Town Hall.

Books of condolences will be in all six townships and open from noon today (usual opening times)

  • Bury Town (access from Knowsley Street entrance) - usual opening times and noon to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • Prestwich Library
  • Radcliffe Library
  • Ramsbottom Library
  • Tottington Library
  • Victoria Centre, Whitefield (Sunday noon to 5pm and 10am to 5pm weekdays)

An online book of condolence has also been opened at Royal.uk.