School pupils from across Hyndburn have come together to mark the Queen’s reign as the British monarch.
Two pupils from each school in the borough joined with Hyndburn Mayor Marlene Haworth and town crier Rawden Kerr to plant a cherry tree at Haworth Art Gallery.
The Queen, 89, became the longest reigning monarch in British history earlier this month with more than 63 years on the throne.
Coun Haworth said: “I had the really great pleasure of planting a flowering cherry tree in commemoration of the Queen’s longest reign which was brilliant.
“It was an absolutely wonderful afternoon. We planted the tree and it will flower in April which is the Queen’s birthday.
“I want to say a massive thank you to all the children and teachers who joined us at the event and made it so special. I really enjoyed meeting them all, they were absolutely brilliant, and each and every pupil was a real credit to their school.”
Local people can also pay their tributes by signing one of the commemorative books at either Haworth Art Gallery or Accrington Town Hall which will be sent to the Queen at Christmas.