Share your images taken in Three Rivers over the Queen’s 70 year reign

25th May 2022


Residents are being invited to share photos taken over the past 70 years in Three Rivers as part of celebrations marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Three Rivers District Council is encouraging residents to share photographs which show how the local area and life have changed during the past seven decades. The council – which was established in 1974  – will publish selected images through its social media channels during the Jubilee celebrations.

To launch the campaign the council has shared some historic photographs including images of the opening of Watersmeet, Rickmansworth, in May 1975 and the official opening of the Harry Potter studio tour at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden in April 2013.

Watersmeet was officially opened by the then Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Sir George Burns, and he is pictured talking to guests and unveiling the special opening plaque. Thirty eight years later The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured with Prince Harry at the opening of the studio tour in Leavesden.

The council is now inviting the public to share memorable moments captured across the district since the Queen’s reign began in 1952.

The Chair of Three Rivers District Council, Cllr Debbie Morris said: “So many of us have lived our entire lives under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and a huge amount of change has happened in those 70 years. It has been very interesting to look at photographs of two significant openings from our recent local history – the council’s own Watersmeet theatre and the Harry Potter tour at Warner Brothers Studios.

“So I extend an invitation to residents to share their own photographs which perhaps will further show how the district has changed in the past seven decades.”

Anyone who would like to share a photo with the council can email a jpeg to Selected images will then be shared across the council’s social media platforms throughout the Jubilee celebrations.