The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Anniversary 2022

As a company, at BTTG® & Shirley® we are extremely proud of our British heritage. We’re all for anything quintessentially British... whether it’s a scone, a glass of Pimm’s or a four-day weekend to celebrate the fact that in June 2022, Her Majesty the Queen II will celebrate 70 years’ service, becoming the first British Monarch to receive a Platinum Jubilee.

During this historic reign, Shirley® & BTTG® has been lucky enough to have been paid a visit by a royal or two. In years gone by, members of the Royal Family have formally opened several of our buildings in Manchester and Leeds. With Her Majesty The Queen II even honouring a staff member, Rita Stubbs, with a Queens Silver Jubilee Medal.

A trip down memory lane detailing these moments:

  • In 1953 HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent opened the Physics and Administration Building, in Didsbury (later renamed Scotscroft)
  • In 1955 HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh opened the British Rayon Research Association (BRRA) Laboratories in Wythenshawe, Manchester
  • In 1961 Worsted Processing Block in Leeds opened by Sir Robert Menzies Prime Minister of Australia
  • In 1963 Princess Margret, Countess of Snowdon, opened the Finishing Building in Manchester
  • In 1977 Rita Stubbs, an employee to WIRA since 1947 received the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal

We’re proud of these wonderful milestones to look back on as a company!

We hope you enjoy the jubilee celebrations and in congratulating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on an incredible 70 years!Rita StubbsPrincess NMarinamargretduke of yorkduke of edin

Posted by on 1 June 2022