A TEXTILE and fabric manufacturer is creating special platinum jubilee shirts so school children can remember the celebrations.

Next week celebrations will be held across the country to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne. 

To mark the occasion pupils at Latchingdon Primary School will be given a piece of memorabilia created by S.P.Y tech services, an embroidery company.

The firm will make 155 free jubilee shirts.

Samuel Douglas, 64, one of the directors of S.P.Y tech services, also based in Latchingdon, said: “I can’t imagine what these parents and children have been going through recently.

“They haven’t had a lot of enjoyment over the past few years so it will be nice for them to have something as a keepsake.”

Althorne councillor Bob Boyce MBE will be there on Tuesday, May 24 at 1.30pm.