Preparations gear up for Royal Jubilee
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.