Happy 90th Birthday Your Majesty

The evening of Thursday 21st April 2016 saw residents and employees of Overbury and Conderton climb Bredon Hill to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The climb up the hill to Sun Dial Barn was rewarded with stunning views and great company.


Glasses of bubbly and hot sausages were served from a bunting strewn Vintage Air Stream caravan, courtesy of Sam Harkness and the team at Vintage Airstreams.







We even had a special visit from the birthday girl!






The highlight of the evening was the lighting of the beacon and a splendid rendition of the National Anthem followed by Happy Birthday!

There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating Royal jubilees, weddings, coronations and special birthdays with the lighting of beacons – on top of mountains, churches and castle battlements, on town and village greens, farms, country parks and estates, and along the beaches surrounding our shores.  We were very proud to continue this tradition and be part of such an historic day.

Those who were unable to walk up the hill were given their own personal chauffer in the shape of a trailer (also liberally decorated with bunting) pulled by Tim in his tractor.

It was a wonderful occasion to be part of and many residents and employees had the opportunity to meet new members of our lovely community.

As the night sky and the beacon’s light began to fade, guests made their way down the hill by torch light.

Don’t forget, if you took any good photographs on the night, please email them to reception@overburyestate or you can put them on Instagram using #HMQ90.

A truly memorable experience.