Ipswich is planning a right Royal Celebration to may the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen’s reign.
Ipswich Borough Council with support from Ipswich Building Society will be helping Ipswich give a dazzling salute to Her Majesty and celebrate her Diamond Jubilee with a celebratory weekend.
Celebrations will begin on the Cornhill on Sunday 3rd June from 10am, where a Jubilee Lunch will take over with a piazza style dining experience including table service from surrounds cafes, pubs and restaurants, along with entertainment. Celebrations will continue in Christchurch Park with a family picnic and entertainment on the Mansion Lawn.
Then the celebrations will continue in Christchurch Park on Monday 4th June from 4pm with a special parade, this will be followed by a drumhead service and a sunset ceremony at 5pm.
Entertainment will continue in the park into the evening, with the lighting of a Special Beacon at 10pm followed by Fireworks to conclude the evening.
Henley Village, Summer Fayre
Henley Jubilee Fayre will be held all day on the 4th June from 10.30am until 5pm, with both inside and outside stalls, attractions and games for both Children and Adults including: Inflatable Sumo Wrestling, Drumming, Magic display, Golf, Slides, Football, Giant Bouncy Castle, Bowls and Its a Knock Out! There will also be a Fun Fair, Craft and Sales Stalls, plus Many competitions to enter.
A Ballroom Tea Dance for the Older Generation will be held from 5pm until 6.30pm. Then to Round of the day an evening of Outside Live Music from 7.30pm until 11pm with Fish & Chips and also a Hog Roast. Pre Order’s are advised for the evening for Fish & Chips as numbers may be limited.
All are welcome to come along and join in the fun and celebrations. It is open to all with ample Car Parking. The Bar will be open all day until closing time with Food and drink served all day, Including, BBQ, Ice Cream, Strawberry’s & Cream etc.
• For more details visit the Community Centre or Call Dave Quantrill on 839880 or 07970 944447.
Trees Fit For a Queen
Old Felixstowe Community Association will be marking the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the planting of six trees – one for each decade of her reign – and a display in the Community Centre in Ferry Road.
It is intended that each of the trees – two oaks, two silver birches and two red flowering cherries – will be planted by groups and organisations in the area, on the recreation field to the rear of the Centre.
Children from the two local primary schools, Kingsfleet Primary School and Colneis Junior School will be planting one tree and the Rev. John Aston, vicar of St. Peter and Paul Church in Ferry Road will be planting another.
It is hoped that other ‘planters’ will come from the Association, from amongst the oldest residents in the area and from the local Town Council.
After the planting ceremony – expected to take place between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Friday 1st June 2012 – there will be a display in the Community Centre of photographs showing changes in Old Felixstowe during the 60 years of the Queen’s reign. The local primary schoolchildren will also have displays of their own artwork depicting the life of the Queen and will be entertaining the visitors with some musical entertainment.
Association members will be lending their own Coronation memorabilia for display on the day with the photos and paintings
Coffee and tea will be available to visitors and invited guests at the Centre both before and after the planting.
Music and Celebrations at The Douglas Bader
The Douglas Bader, Martlesham is celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Sunday 3rd June.
From 2pm until 5pm there will be Martlesham Brass and Ipswich Community Wind Band playing, also Punch and Judy and Balloon Modelling for the Children. A Big Screen will be available, showing all the celebrations in London.
Plus there will be ‘A Right Royal Raffle’ raising money for the Royal British Legion.