Ju­bilee fun for all the fam­ily

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By BEN TRUSLOVE ben.truslove@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @Et­ben­truslove

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.

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