Street parties will light up the streets of Staffordshire as the county celebrates 70 years on the Queen’s throne. The celebrations will take place between Thursday June 2 and Sunday June 5 – the four-day weekend recognizing the achievement of Queen Elizabeth II.
It has become British tradition to take to the streets to celebrate national milestones. It is believed to have started in 1919 with ‘peace teas’, a treat for poor post-war children.
Around 5,000 were held across the country to mark our Head of State’s 90th birthday in 2016. And it seems likely there will be thousands more in June as the nation cherishes its most cherished monarch. old, with road closures that will be put in place for some. events.
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These are the Platinum Jubilee Weekend events listed for Staffordshire – and a couple just over the Derbyshire border – on the Government’s official events website from the afternoon of May 11, 2022. Have we missed your event? Let us know by commenting here and on Facebook – and emailing [email protected]
St James’s Church and the Red Lion, Barton under Needwood
Date: Thusday, June 2 at 9 p.m.
What the organizers say about the event: The Red Lion is working in partnership with St James’s Church and Barton Parish Council to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee by lighting the beacon atop the church tower.
The event will be celebrated in advance with music in the cemetery provided by the Red Lion Jubilee Band, with special guest Janice Williamson, beginning at 9 p.m. The beacon will then be lit at 9:45 p.m.
You are welcome to bring a chair or blanket to sit and listen to – and join us in singing God Save the Queen, led by the band. The festivities will then continue at the Red Lion for an evening at the pub.
Beaufort Road, Brizlincote
Date: Thursday, June 2 (email [email protected] for schedules)
What the organizers say about the event: The Brizlincote Residents Group aims to bring the community together by sharing information and organizing local events. We plan to hold a number of community events over the weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. More information is available by emailing [email protected]
Date: Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What the organizers say about the event: Admission fees £2 for adults and £7.50 for a family of two adults and three children aged 16 and under. Children under five enter for free. More information on the entertainment featured is available by emailing [email protected]
Rosliston Forestry Center
Date: Thusday, June 2 (contact the center for schedules)
What the organizers say about the event: We will be lighting our beacon on Thursday June 2 and all are welcome. This is a free event, but parking fees apply.
There will be other activities in and around the forest center and village over the weekend, including birds of prey experiences and a royal-themed scarecrow trail.
Norton Canes Community Center
Date: Friday, June 3 from 1:30 p.m.
What the organizers say about the event: An afternoon of music, song and dance, featuring The Backstreet Theater Company, who will sing a medley of hit songs from the Queen’s reign. Our regular Friday afternoon dance entertainers will provide music for ballroom, sequence and line dancing. Plus, there’s a delicious afternoon tea. All this at the bargain price of £10 per person. More information is available by emailing [email protected]
Market Square, Cannock
Date: Saturday June 4 (conting Partnership LR for schedules).
What the organizers say about the event: Join us for a fantastic tea to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! We have an Alice in Wonderland theme, so feel free to dress up for the celebration.
It will be a fun day for all. Live music and stage entertainment will perform throughout, including Bluebird Belles, The Vonics, Joseph Davis and Red Hot Chilli Potters.
There will be food, bars, retail and free face painting. You can have your picture taken with some Alice characters for free and have a fabulous day! All suppliers interested in participating, please email [email protected]
Penkridge Sports and Recreation Center
Date: From Wednesday, June 1 (times unknown).
What the organizers say about the event: Five days of live music and entertainment. Opening our celebrations will be Freddie & The Queen Experience.
Closing out our weekend of celebrations, the D-Day Darlings. Advance reservation required. Tickets and more information are available online at www.penkridgeopenair.co.uk
Haughton Town Hall
Date: Sunday, June 5 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
What the organizers say about the event: The parish council joins other village organizations in organizing a Jubilee picnic for local residents. Games and activities will take place, including a Jubilee Plant Contest.
The afternoon will end with songs of praise and celebration. Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic and gather as a community to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Light refreshments will be available for those wishing to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake.
Market Square, Stafford
Date: Friday, June 3 (LR Partnership conting for timetables).
What the organizers say about the event: We’re taking to the streets of the city center to party for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – the one and only time in British history that this will happen – and everyone is invited. There will be live music on stage, with Stu Haycock of Stafford FM Roadshow as host and lots of fun and games for all ages.
There will be children’s competitions for the best dressed Queen and Queen’s Bridegroom. You can win prizes in a poetry contest, with adults and children also invited to enter a painting/art contest.
There will also be street food vendors, mobile bars and retail stalls, including community groups. Come dressed in your Jubilee gear – red, white and blue.
Walton Village Hotel, near Stafford
Date: Saturday, June 4 (email [email protected] for schedules).
What the organizers say about the event: Up to a maximum of 70 guests are invited for afternoon tea to celebrate Her Majesty’s Jubilee. Tea, sandwiches and cakes will be available, with background music from the 1950s and 1960s.
Advance reservation is required. Tickets and more information are available by emailing [email protected]
Jubilee Playground, Little Haywood
Date: Saturday, June 4 from 1:30 p.m.
What the organizers say about the event: Colwich Parish Council holds a village fete at the Jubilee Playing Field, Main Road, Little Haywood. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with our community choir opening the event.
There will be food stalls, refreshments, stalls with local traders selling their wares and local community groups showing what they are up to. Local charity groups are represented to show their hard work and seek new supporters.
They want to recruit new members because many groups have declined during the pandemic. There will be entertainment and games for children.
The afternoon will end at 5:30 p.m. and the evenings will start at 6 p.m., with Colwich Has Talent. There will be two categories – under 18 and over.
Each act has three minutes to show off their talent, followed by music and entertainment from local artists, including famed Robbie Williams Tribute Act Tom Vaughan.
The evening will include the lighting of the beacon, followed by further entertainment from Tom. The evening will end at 10:30 p.m. Come and enjoy and let’s create beautiful memories.
Date: Thusday, June 2 (contact the pub for times).
What the organizers say about the event: At The Rag we specialize in events to celebrate our country’s heritage and it is a privilege to host this weekend of fun, love and laughter. More information is available by emailing [email protected]
Queen’s Park, Longton
Date: Sunday, June 5, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
What the organizers say about the event: A marquee will be erected on the old bowling green in front of the Aynsley tea rooms. Bring your own food or buy from the tea room. There will be live music from local musicians throughout the afternoon.
Church Street, Ipstones
Date: From Thursday 2 June (email [email protected] for timetables)
What the organizers say about the event: The main events on Friday and Saturday will take place at Ipstones Memorial Hall. Events planned for the community include:-
- Begin the celebrations with the lighting of a lighthouse on Thursday, June 2.
- A parade passes through the village on June 4 to Memorial Hall, where the main events take place.
- A display of coronation memorabilia and crafts by local people, including children, on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
- Musical entertainment on Saturday from 2 p.m.
- Family fun and games on Friday and Saturday afternoons
- A weekend scavenger hunt for kids.
- Best decorated Jubilee themed home or garden awards.
- Boxes of treats for the confined at home.
- The local church will be decorated in red, blue and white, with handmade flowers.
More information is available by emailing [email protected]
Button town hall
Date: Since Thusday, June 2 (email [email protected] for times)
What the organizers say about the event: As a joint venture between the Town Hall and the Parish Council, we host a Pie and Pea Supper on Thursdays, complete with a Royal Quiz and Beacon Lighting and a Toast to Her Majesty.
On Friday, the town hall committee is organizing a jubilee bingo. More information is available by emailing [email protected]
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