HM The Queen 1926 – 2022

HM The Queen 1926 – 2022

Chairmans’s Statement

At the tender age of 21, the then Princess Elizabeth promised the nation that her whole life, ‘whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service’.

All of us at Corsham Town Council are incredibly grateful that, as Queen Elizabeth II for over 70 years, she carried out her promise diligently and tirelessly.

She was the only monarch most of us have ever known; a steady presence throughout incredible changes.

In times when nothing stood
But worsened, or grew strange,
There was one constant good;
She did not change.*

We remember her with great respect and affection, and we give thanks for Her Majesty’s service, sense of duty and absolute dedication to the people of our country and the Commonwealth.

While we mourn the passing of our Queen, our thoughts are very much with His Majesty The King and the rest of the Royal Family who have lost a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother. We send our deepest condolences to them as they face the challenges of the next few difficult days and weeks.

It is the end of an extraordinary Elizabethan era. God Save The King.

*Written by Philip Larkin on the occasion of HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.


Book of Condolences

A Book of Condolence is available at the Town Hall during the following times:

12 noon Today, Friday 9th
10am – 4pm Saturday 10th
10am – 4pm Sunday 11th

9am – 7pm Monday 12th
9am – 5pm Tuesday 13th
9am – 5 pm Wednesday 14th
9am – 5pm Thursday 15th
9am – 4.30pm Friday 16th

Wiltshire Council’s online Book of Condolence is available:

Buckingham Palace online Book of Condolence is available:


Flag Flying

The flagpole at the Town Hall is at an angle. Because of this, the flag cannot be flown at half-mast. Therefore, the flag will be flown with a “mourning cravat” except during periods of proclamation.



Should you wish to lay a floral tribute, an area has been designated to the left of the War Memorial at Lacock Road.

We ask that all plastic wrapping is removed from flowers. Metal ties should not be used to hold bunches of flowers together and any alternative ties should be biodegradable.


Church Services

More information to follow