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Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

9 September 2022

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of everyone at Ulverscroft, we offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.

During this time of reflection, we are reminded of our founder Frederick Thorpe’s own connection with Her Majesty the Queen, from being awarded an OBE in 1969 to Ulverscroft receiving the Queen’s Award For Industry in 1973. With her support we have been able to grow and spread the joy of reading across the Commonwealth that she guided for seventy years.

“It is with deep sadness that today we start to mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

For 7 decades, this country was blessed with a monarch who cared deeply and sincerely about the people she pledged to serve many years ago.

We mourn her passing but are thankful for her unselfish and unstinting service to each of us.” Michele Petty, Managing Director

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