Search

Sheringham residents urged to pack a picnic to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

18:19 24 April 2012

Official launch of The Big Picnic at Sheringham. Town Mayor Doug Smith and Town Crier Tony Nelson.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Official launch of The Big Picnic at Sheringham. Town Mayor Doug Smith and Town Crier Tony Nelson. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2011

A day of alfresco entertainment is being planned in Sheringham to mark the Diamond Jubilee - and residents are now being encouraged to roll up a rug and pack a hamper to join in the fun.

To celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne the town is hosting The Big Picnic, which is expected to be the largest single event Sheringham has ever staged.

Dancing, singing, games, children’s competitions and a fancy dress pageant will be among the entertainment and activities on offer during the day, that will be opened with a combined church service.

Live music from four home grown bands, including the Sheringham Shantymen and costumed four-piece act the Yow Yows, will close the party in the evening.

Sheringham Town Council is organising the Big Picnic on Sunday, June 3 and said the plans have been received warmly by residents.

Malcolm Birtwell, from the jubilee working party, said: “We’ve had a couple of public meetings, which have been well attended and had a lot of positive feedback so we’re hoping a lot of people turn up.

“It’s an opportunity to come together and celebrate the jubilee and celebrate being British and being part of a wonderful local community. And hopefully people will take something away from it to remember.”

The whole event is free, including parking, but residents are asked to bring their own picnics. The day will start at 10.30am with the combined church service followed by entertainment and activities starting at 11.30am.

● The jubilee celebrations will continue on the bank holiday Monday when a beacon will be lit on Beeston Bump to be part of a network of torches lit all round the coast of Britain.

0 comments

Other Beccles and Bungay events

Yesterday, 06:30
The Waveney Light Opera Group cast performing Orpheus in the Underworld in 1991.

Beccles-based musical theatre society the Waveney Light Opera Group (WLOG) is marking it’s 50th year with a ball to be held on Saturday, June 13, at St Luke’s Hall in Beccles.

Yesterday, 06:30
Anita Harris, who will be appearing at Beccles Public Hall.

Anita Harris will be appearing at Beccles Public Hall on Sunday, June 14, when she will be sharing her favourite stories and most loved songs from her celebrated fifty year career that took her from Las Vegas to the London Palladium, Top of the Pops to CATS.

Friday, May 22, 2015
John Dawkins will be exhibiting his work at The Little Gallery, Halesworth.

The individual and colourful work of Chediston artist John Dawkins will be on display at The Little Gallery in Halesworth from tomorrow.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Mike Hurst and the Springfields will be performing at Beccles Public Hall.

Tickets are on sale now for the fabulous re-formed group, Mike Hurst and the Springfields, performing at Beccles Public Hall next Saturday, May 30, at 7.30pm.

Most Read

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition