The Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd, and the Dean of Ripon, the Very Revd John Dobson, recently signed the celebratory Queen’s Birthday Book in Ripon Cathedral. Theirs were the first signatures in the book that was opened on the Queen’s actual ninetieth birthday and will remain open for members of the public to sign until the Queen’s official birthday on Sunday, June 10. This is the day when the Lord-Lieutenant and Dean will host the county’s service of celebration when the congregation will include some people in the region who also celebrate their ninetieth birthdays this year.