Cricklade children to get Jubilee gift
CRICKLADE schoolchildren can toast the Queen with their very own Jubilee mugs thanks to the town’s Court Leet.
The Manorial Court for the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade have bought over 400 Diamond Jubilee mugs to give to junior and infant children to remember this weekend’s event.
Court Leet steward John Coole said that back in 1953 the group presented the town’s children with mugs to commemorate the Queen’s coronation, so members thought it fitting to repeat the gesture sixty years on.
And children can get their hands on the keepsake after the historical group unveils another tribute to the Queen’s milestone in the form of a special Diamond Jubilee mosaic.
"There’s a lot of excitement about the Jubilee and the mugs have generated such interest in the schools that we’ve had to order more," John said.
The Jubilee mosaic will be revealed at Saxons Rest community garden on High Street this evening, Thursday, May 31 at 7pm and will be immediately followed with mug giveaways and refreshments at Cricklade Town Hall.
The Court Leet will also be holding a Jubilee Beacon Ball at the town hall on Monday, June 4 from 7.30pm, with a break at around 10pm for a lighting of the beacon ceremony.
Tickets cost £15 from Cricklade Town Council office. For details on the Court Leet and events contact John Coole on 01793 751393.