The Malpas Platinum Jubilee Celebrations start tomorrow.
Representing a celebration of a remarkable reign of 70 years by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, this unique achievement will not be repeated in the foreseeable future, and is arguable unlikely to be ever repeated again.
Organised and coordinated by Malpas Community Links, the celebration events should provide something for everyone over the coming four days.
We are taking part in many of the national events, such as the
Beacon lighting on Castle Hill at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd
Special Thanksgiving Service at St Oswald’s church on Friday at 6.30 pm featuring our renowned choir singing the Coronation anthems
Jubilee picnic on Sunday lunch 5th June.
The programme starts on Thursday afternoon with a Cream Tea in the Jubilee Hall. There may still be some tickets available if you are quick to act.
To get a sense of what life was like and how people coped with their daily tasks, when her Majesty was crowned on 2nd June 1953, drop in to the Coronation Roadshow at at the Malpas Community Church (Previously named High Street Church)
The Roadshow will be open between 12:30pm and 5:30pm each day
Take a stroll up Church street to call in at St Oswald’s church to see the special flower display decorations prepared by the Malpas Flower Club and enjoy the scarecrow trail through the town.
On Saturday 4th June, festivities start at midday with a parade along the High Street followed by various events on the Recreation ground including ‘50’s fashion parade, display of vintage vehicles, tug of war and a Dog Show from 3pm.
The evening is rounded off with a Band (£5 plus £1 each for accompanied children) and cash bar plus fireworks at 10.00pm.
On Sunday 5thwe have a 5km fun run in the morning (£5 each – tickets in advance from “Wild Moss” shop in Malpas) followed by sessions of “Wizard Chess!” whilst everyone enjoys their BYO picnics, a Treasure Hunt and Platinum Tree dedication.
There is room for everyone and plenty of stalls, raffles, souvenir programme draw and great prizes. Don’t watch it all on the telly – come and be a part of the fun in person!