Royal cel­e­bra­tions to be held across the bor­ough

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

WITH a wave of royal fun ar­riv­ing this week­end across the Hilling­don bor­ough, Uxbridge Gazette has rounded up ideas of how you could cel­e­brate the Queen’s of­fi­cial birth­day in style.

Queen El­iz­a­beth II cel­e­brates her of­fi­cial 90th birth­day on Satur­day, with fun ar­riv­ing at intu Uxbridge from 11am to 4pm.

Shop­pers will be able to spot a royal vis­i­tor to the cen­tre, as a ‘bounc­ing busby’ will be hop­ping around the cen­tre, en­ter­tain­ing shop­pers and stopping for pic­tures.

Fun Kids’ Club ac­tiv­i­ties will also be avail­able, with young visi­tors join­ing in a free craft work­shop by dec­o­rat­ing a gi­ant crown.

The mas­ter­piece will then be dis­played on the Lower Mall to com­mem­o­rate the royal oc­ca­sion.

Gy­mo­pho­bics in Ruis­lip Manor are host­ing an All Day Tea Party on Fri­day June 10 and would like to in­vite ladies to join them on the day to raise lots of money, by en­joy­ing tea and home­made cakes for just £1.

Pro­ceeds will be shared be­tween The Bri­tish Le­gion Poppy Ap­peal and The Michael So­bell Hospice.

Pop down on the day to Gy­mo­pho­bics, 76-78 Vic­to­ria Road, Ruis­lip Manor.

Hayes and Har­ling­ton MP John McDon­nell will open the grand raf­fle at Botwell Sum­mer Fete on Satur­day from 11am to 4pm.

Head down to Botwell House Pri­mary School, Botwell Lane, Hayes, Mid­dle­sex UB3 2AB for fun, games, danc­ing, en­ter­tain­ment, food and the chance to win £1,500.

You could also spend the Queen’s birth­day at the only pub in the Fuller, Smith and Turner es­tate that was built the same year the Queen was born – The An­gel, in Uxbridge Road, Hayes.

The Grade II listed pub, which has been re­cently re­fur­bished, will be host­ing a joint 90th birth­day party for The Queen and the pub, start­ing at 7pm on Fri­day with a free bar­be­cue, a royal looka­like and a disco.

The fol­low­ing night, The An­gel will also be hold­ing a charity quiz night to raise money for Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal Ra­dio, start­ing at 8pm, cost £2 per per­son, with teams of up to six peo­ple.

If you would like to in­dulge in your cul­tural side, the So­ci­ety of Ruis­lip Artists will be hold­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion in The Atrium Gallery, Uxbridge Li­brary, from June 3 to 17 dur­ing nor­mal li­brary open­ing times.

The 4th Ruis­lip Beaver Scouts in­vite you for tea and cake to say happy birth­day to The Queen on Satur­day from 10am un­til 1pm at The Scout Hut, rear of New Pond Pa­rade, West End Road, Ruis­lip Gar­dens (op­po­site The Bell pub­lic house).

Newn­ham In­fant and Nurs­ery School will be cel­e­brat­ing The Queen’s 90th birth­day with two days packed full of ac­tiv­i­ties.

To­mor­row (Thurs­day) morn­ing will see Hilling­don’s mayor John Hens­ley at­tend­ing the school to un­veil the win­ner of their de­sign a cake for The Queen com­pe­ti­tion, with the win­ning de­sign be­ing made into a real cake.

The mayor will also be plant­ing the last flow­ers in the school’s union flag flower bed, con­tain­ing more than 400 plants, which ev­ery child in the school has planted.

The schools will then have an out­door tea party for The Queen on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

The chil­dren will be dressed as roy­alty, will en­joy a pic­nic and each class will be do­ing a dance from one of the decades of The Queen’s life.

Cow­ley St Lau­rence CE Pri­mary School is aim­ing to learn about all things Bri­tish, with The Great Bri­tish Pic­nic on Fri­day from 1.30pm.

If you are in West Dray­ton, John McDon­nell MP will also be open­ing St Martin’s Church sum­mer fair and mo­bile farm on Satur­day from 11am to 2:30pm.

It prom­ises to be an­other great com­mu­nity day for all to en­joy, but this year it also cel­e­brates The Queen’s birth­day.

There will be tra­di­tional stalls in­clud­ing plants, raf­fle, cakes and tombola, as well as a bar­be­cue, per­for­mances and chil­dren’s games.

Ad­mis­sion is 50p for one per­son or £1 per fam­ily.

If you still want more tea par­ties to hon­our Her Majesty, there’s one at Ick­en­ham Vil­lage Hall, Swake­leys Road Ick­en­ham, on Satur­day from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Apart from the tea and cake, visi­tors will be en­ter­tained by lo­cal choir Love2s­ing and the mayor and may­oress of Hilling­don will also be join­ing cel­e­bra­tions.

Tick­ets are £8 from the com­mit­tee. Call Vera on 01895 635 224, Chris on 01895 676 900, Pat on 01895 904 942 or Lyn on 01895 852 056.

Funds raised will go to Michael So­bell House in mem­ory of lo­cal po­lice­man PC Fred Howard.

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