Prepa­ra­tions gear up for Royal Ju­bilee

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your - By KEN MCER­LAIN ken.mcer­lain@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ @Etken­m­cer­lain

PEO­PLE in the Peter­bor­ough area are set to cel­e­brate the Queen’s Di­a­mond Ju­bilee in style, with a num­ber of par­ties be­ing held to mark the oc­ca­sion.

The cel­e­bra­tions will cen­tre around an ex­tended Bank Hol­i­day week­end from June 2 to 5.

Prepa­ra­tions have al­ready be­gun, with or­gan­is­ers of nine street par­ties seek­ing per­mis­sion from Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil to close roads, and sev­eral vil­lages and towns or­gan­is­ing fes­tiv­i­ties.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for road clo­sures have been ac­cepted for Flet­ton Av­enue, All Saints Road and Sharn­brook Av­enue in Hamp­ton Vale, Peter­bor­ough, as well as in Bar­nack, Glin­ton, Maxey, North­bor­ough and Cas­tor.

Alan Ea­gle, Glin­ton Vil­lage Hall Com­mit­tee chair­man, said there would be a day of ac­tiv­i­ties in the vil­lage on June 4, start­ing with lunch in the hall, in High Street, at noon.

Peakirk-cum-glin­ton Pri­mary School will host a va­ri­ety of stalls and ac­tiv­i­ties on its fields, off Rec­tory Lane, Glin­ton, through­out June 4 be­fore vil­lagers party into the evening at the vil­lage hall.

Res­i­dents in Mar­ket Deep­ing and Deep­ing St James are hop­ing to light one of thou­sands of bea­cons to mark the 60th an­niver­sary of the Queen’s ac­ces­sion on June 4.

Vil­lagers in Marholm are plan­ning a day of fes­tiv­i­ties on June 4, start­ing at 2.30pm with a bar­be­cue, trea­sure hunt, scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion and raf­fle.

There will also be a vil­lage sa­fari, jazz in the old rec­tory gar­den, a royal mem­o­ra­bilia and vil­lage his­tory ex­hi­bi­tion, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, stalls and re­fresh­ments, in­clud­ing a cel­e­bra­tion cake and Pimms.

The event will con­clude with bea­con light­ing and a cel­e­bra­tion toast at 10pm.

Marholm Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Com­mit­tee chair­man Christopher Haythorn­th­waite said: “We’re plan­ning this to be a re­ally spe­cial oc­ca­sion and hope the whole vil­lage comes out to cel­e­brate.

“There will be lots and lots for peo­ple of all ages to do and I think ev­ery­one who comes will have a great time. It’s not of­ten that whole com­mu­ni­ties come to­gether in cel­e­bra­tion any more.”

Wans­ford is also plan­ning a day of cel­e­bra­tions on June 3 with chil­dren’s Olympics, a tug of war and a raft race.


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