Bridlington’s plans to celebrate Jubilee

Andrew Aldis and Coun Richard Burton look forward to Bridlington Spa's Jubilee events.

Andrew Aldis and Coun Richard Burton look forward to Bridlington Spa's Jubilee events.

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PREPARATIONS for the Queens Diamond Jubilee are well under way as Bridlington prepares to go all out to mark the special occasion.

As people across the country begin to make plans for this once-in-a-lifetime milestone it’s clear Bridlington residents have no desire to miss out, with a number of parties, gatherings, services and activities in the pipeline for the Jubilee weekend from Friday June 1 to Tuesday June 5.

If you’re planning to celebrate the Jubilee, here are a number of events you may want to take a look at:

Attempting to make this a record-breaking Diamond Jubilee, Bridlington Lions will be trying to break the record for the most two pence pieces laid in a row with a target length of one mile.

The ambitious attempt, using a staggering 62,000 2ps will take place outside the Spa on June 3.

The Hinge Centre on Field Road, will be holding ‘A Party in the Park’ in the play area on the Havenfield Estate between 1pm-4pm on June 4 with entertainment, in an event supported by the Old Town Association.

If you live in Flamborough you don’t have to go far for a celebration as everyone in the village is invited to a Jubilee picnic in the Woodcock Memorial Playing field between 11am-2pm on June 4.

Anyone interested should bring their sandwiches and prepare to enjoy three hours of music for all the family at an event which also features charity stalls, games, dancing, racing and much more.

The Burton Fleming Village Hall Committee will be holding a free Ham Salad Tea Party on June 2 for the over 65s with traditional entertainment between 3pm-5pm.

Staying in Burton Fleming, St Cuthberts Church will be holding a family church service on Sunday June 3 at 3pm at which children will receive a special jubilee mug, followed by games and activities on the Village Green (weather permitting).

The Ladies Lifeboat Guild will be putting on a tombola and cake stall at the boathouse on South Marine Drive on June 2 between 10am-2pm with help from the wives of crew members.

Bridlington’s younger population will be well catered for during the Jubilee with New Pasture Lane Community Pre-school and Skipsea School both planning events.

New Pasture Lane Community Pre-School will be having a party on Thursday May 31 between 3.30pm-5.30pm for the families of children at the school.

There will be a play bus, games and activities outside the community centre (weather permitting) and cakes.

On Friday June 1, Skipsea School will have a number of activities for children and will welcome the Queen, one of Skipsea’s oldest residents and a great grandma of two pupils.

Away from the schools, children are invited to mark the Jubilee by creating their own crown, fit for a Queen or King, at Park Rose Village between June 2 and 10 where a special Jubilee tea for two is also on offer.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are certainly entering into the Jubilee spirit with a number of special activities planned at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, The Spa and Leisure World over the Jubilee period.

Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for civic well-being and culture at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This summer will be one to remember for the East Riding and the country as a whole, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Torch Relay.

“To celebrate her majesty’s 60 years on the throne, there will be a whole range of events and activities taking place across the area as well as dozens of street parties for residents and visitors to mark this historic event.”

Indeed a number of street parties will be happening around Bridlington over the Jubilee weekend and David White at Griffin Jewellers has had an idea to make each one extra special.

David said: “We would like to contribute one or two medals for each street party, to be used in an event, challenge or competition, say for best dressed, oldest person, first place or last but not least?

“It’s nice to think Griffin Jewellers could contribute in some way to everyone’s enjoyment of the town’s Jubilee street parties and we would love to hear from people with their ideas.”

If you are organising a street party you can contact Griffin Jewellers on 01262 675916 or by email sales@griffinjewellers.co.uk or pop into the shop on Prospect Street.

To find out more about the council’s Jubilee events visit http://events.eastriding.gov.uk/ and use the online events notification form, ensuring the word ‘Jubilee’ is included in the sub-title field.

If you have any pictures from previous Jubilee celebrations, or have any plans of your own this June, the Free Press would like to hear from you, so please feel free to drop by the office at 3 Prospect Street.