Jubilee fun for all the family
EXCITING preparations are well under way to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the Deepings.
Deeping St James will be lighting its specially-built beacon as part of a network of 4,000 torches to be lit up and down the country.
And Market Deeping is holding a picnic with a traditional theme along with old-fashioned fairground rides and much more.
The beacon will be lit at 10.15pm on June 4 in Thackers Way open space, which will be renamed Jubilee Park. The beacon was speciallymade by Jamie Jennings at Garford Farm Machinery in Frognall who lives opposite the site where it will be installed.
The Spalding Brass band will be putting on a concert in the field before the beacon is lit.
In Market Deeping, everyone is being encouraged to descend on the John Eve Field, in Godsey Lane, from noon.
Town Councillor Jessica Fraylich said: “It’s about bringing everyone together. There will be so much to do and also a great community spirit. I just hope the weather is good to us.”
In the field there will be rides including an old-fashioned carousel, novelty bikes, children’s races and a cow milking competition. There will also be raffle prizes, stalls selling all manner of food and drink and much more.
The Town Council was offered a 20 per cent cut of takings on the fairground rides but asked the organisers to reduce fares instead, making it cheaper for families to have a go.
Meanwhile in Frognall, near Deeping St James, there will be a treasure hunt starting at 11am on Monday at the Rose pub followed by a barbecue, face painting and games at 1pm.