Verwood Council planning Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events

Verwood Town Council is putting on a number of events to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

In June, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

Around the area during the extended bank holiday from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June there will be;

▪ A Vintage Village Fair and demonstrations on Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground and Ferrett Green

▪ A Teddy Bear’s picnic

▪ Street Parties if residents want to hold them (The Town Council offering help with organising)

▪ An evening of local Bands at the Verwood Hub

▪ A Church Service on the Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground

▪ Verwood Concert Brass Concert

The Town Council will be looking to work with the Carnival Committee and other clubs and societies to make this a fabulous weekend of celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Nationally, there will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign.

In London, over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.

Beginning at Buckingham Palace, the Parade will move down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, joined by Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. The Parade will close with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Photo: Example street party in Edinburgh.

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