Hobbies exhibition begins celebrations

By Rob George 24/05 Updated: 25/05 08:59

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SPA residents are being invited to share their hobbies as part of the four-day sparking celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next weekend.

Organisers hope residents will share what they do in their spare time as part of the packed programme of events being staged from June 2 to 5 to celebrate the

Queen’s 60th year as head of state.

All hobbies are welcome, from knitting and crocheting to arts and crafts, at the event which will be held at St Andrew’s Church next Saturday (June 2) to kick off the celebrations.

Victoria Square will also host a special Farmers market and craft fair while decorations will adorn the High Street.

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, said: “We hope everyone who takes part and comes along has a great time.”

Spa residents can also take home a special memento of the event with a limited edition jubilee book which has been produced to mark the occasion.

The book can be obtained from Waitrose, Executive Cleaners on the High Street, Droitwich Library in Victoria Square and the Tourist Information Centre in St.Richard’s House.

Residents are asked to make a donation to St Richard’s Hospice when picking up a copy and collection tins will be located at all the above sites.

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