Celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 1952-2022

Mumbles Community Council were delighted to join forces with Mumbles Rotary to install a Jubilee Arch at the entrance to Southend Gardens. The arch is decorated with children’s drawings celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Local schools were invited to take part in a drawing competition and 10 entries were selected from each school to be judged by a panel including the team that manufactured the arch, Mumbles Community Council and members of Mumbles Rotary. After much deliberation due to the high standard of the entries, three winners from each school were chosen.

All those involved are grateful to HM Lord Lieutenant for officially opening the Arch yesterday morning on behalf of HM The Queen, at Southend Gardens. School children including winners of the competition attended.

The drawings have been manufactured into galvanised steel and are an exact replica of the children’s work on paper. These have been welded onto the arch with one Rotarian Roundel on each side and a plaque commemorating the collaboration between local industry, Mumbles Rotary, Mumbles Community Council and local Primary Schools.


Mumbles Community Council and Mumbles Rotary would like to thank Ron James Welding Services and daughters, Nikki James and Lauren Payne for creating and installing the arch free of charge as a gift to the community.