North Cotswolds to host range of jubilee events
REVELLERS are set to be out in droves across the North Cotswolds over the jubilee weekend.
Residents in Bourton-on-the-Water are making the most of the long weekend with a range of events including a street party and an outside picnic and concert featuring, appropriately, a Queen tribute band.
Elsewhere, Stow-on-the-Wold’s cricket field is to be officially renamed the Queen Elizabeth II Field to mark the monarch’s 60 years on the throne.
A range of other events are set to take place across the four-day weekend, including a community day of celebration in Moreton-in-Marsh and beacon-lighting ceremonies across the region.
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• A children’s disco at the Primary School will kick off the weekend of events on Thursday May 31.
• The two oldest village residents will unveil plaques commemorating the Diamond Jubilees of both Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria at the Victoria Hall on the morning of Saturday June 2.
• A dinner dance will be held at the British Legion Hall on Saturday June 2 with music from the Occasional Big Band.
• A joint service of thanksgiving will be held on the green at 10.30am on Sunday June 3, followed by a parents against children cricket match in the afternoon.
• A picnic and concert in the park will be held in the evening, featuring Queen tribute band Rhapsody.
• A Big Street party will be held from 1pm on Monday June 4, featuring a range of events including pig roast, football in the river and a teddy bear’s picnic, culminating in a flotilla race and the lighting of the town’s beacon at 10.15pm.
• Elderly residents are invited to a Diamond Jubilee Tea Party organised by the North Cotswolds Rotary Club on Tuesday June 5.
• Pupils at St David’s School will celebrate the jubilee with a school picnic on Thursday May 31.
• Celebrations will be held at St David’s Church on Sunday June 3.
• A community celebration organised by the Parent-Teacher Association of St David’s School will be held on Monday June 4, details to be confirmed.
• Pupils from Stow Primary School will process from the school to St Edward’s Church on Friday May 25 to display their coronation crowns and a winner will be decided.
• A children’s tea party will be held at Stow Primary School on Friday June 1, at which the Mayor will present each pupil with a memorial jubilee mug.
• A Jubilee Jamboree exhibition will be held at St Edward’s Hall on Friday June 1, including refreshments, a raffle and portraits of the Queen by pupils of Stow Primary School. Historic re-enactment society the Sealed Knot will also be on hand and the Stow Civic Society will host a royal feast with entertainment in the evening.
• A Diamond Jubilee commemorative plaque will be unveiled at St Edward’s Church on Sunday June 3 by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Robert Bernays OBE.
• The Town’s jubilee beacon will be lit on the cricket field on the evening of Monday June 4, accompanied by fireworks, music
• A cricket team from the Queen’s Head hotel will take on a team representing the Vintage Sports Car Club on Tuesday June 5 at the cricket club. A selection of vintage sports cars will also be on display, and a communal picnic will be held along with children’s sports activities and entertainment.