Spa to host four-day Jubilee bash

By Rob George 02/03 Updated: 05/03 10:37

DROITWICH will come alive with a sparkling four-day celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Standard can exclusively reveal.

The packed programme is being staged to celebrate the Queen’s 60th year as head of state and will be held from June 2 to June 5.

And it’s not too late for residents and local groups to play their part as organisers want to ensure the event becomes a sparkling summer spectacular.

On Saturday June 2, Victoria Square will host a special Farmers’ Market and craft fair while St Andrew’s Church will be the venue for an exhibition of hobbies, collections and crafts and a poetry competition.

Decorations will adorn the High Street while Vines Park will play host to a variety of activities such as children’s fair rides, trips on the Pamela May canal boat and a duck race.

The day will conclude with a free Umpha party in the park organised by the Bad Ems and Voiron twinning associations.

Vines Park will again be a hive of activity on the Sunday (June 3) while a concert for town teenagers and young people will be

held in the marquee on the evening.

Lido Park will host a service for all faiths to thank HM the Queen for her 60 years of service from 12.15pm to 12.30pm before

Spa residents are invited to take part in the ‘Big Picnic Lunch’ from 1pm. Picnics can be brought along or can be booked in advance to collect from the Lido Cafe.

On Monday (June 4), the town’s Lido Park and St Peter’s Fields will be the venue for a family day of activities organised by various town groups.

A display by Droitwich Spa Horticultural Society will be on offer in the Vines Park marquee as will a 1950s fashion show organised by the town’s Historical Society and the ladies of the Royal British Legion.

Spa residents can showcase a hidden talent that evening with a talent show in the marquee while the four-day extravaganza will come to a close on Tuesday (June 5) with a series of street parties.

Coun Pam Davey, Chairman of Droitwich Spa Town Council’s Jubilee steering group, told The Standard: “I am delighted to see people coming together to create what looks like bring a sparkling diamond event.

“We have already formed a number of organising teams but want to include as many people and as many interests as possible,” she added.

To get involved in the celebrations call town clerk Pam Craney on 01905 774258 or e-mail pam.craney@droitwichspa.gov.uk for more information.

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