Villagers plan four days of Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Villagers at Old Dalby and Queensway are to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with four days of celebratory events.

By Nick Rennie
Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 12:17 pm
Old Dalby village hall IMAGE GOOGLE STREETVIEW EMN-220419-121209001

It all kicks off on the Thursday, June 2, at 10am with a 5km fun run from from Old Dalby to Queensway and back, with runners and walkers clad in red, white and blue clothing or topical 1950s attire.

In the evening, residents will assemble in Old Dalby village centre before parading to the top of Longcliffe Hill, carrying torches or lanterns and bearing witness to the lighting of a beacon at 9.45pm.

A fun and games picnic is scheduled for the Friday from 3pm at Queensway, with attendees bringing their own food, drinks, chairs and tables.

There will be 1950’s themed games and other activities, including three-legged races, Aunt Sally and welly wanging, along with live music and people are being encouraged to dress in clothes from the era.

On the Saturday, there will be a royal and fifties-themed evening quiz at the Old Dalby village hall.

A flower service at St John’s Church will be held on the Sunday at 10.30am followed, in the early afternoon, with a fun and games lunch and picnic at The Green, Old Dalby. Film footage of the 1953 Queen’s coronation will be shown at the village hall.