Diamond Jubilee Events in Cheshire
PUBLISHED: 12:08 31 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:27 20 February 2013
A guide to some of Cheshire's street parties. Hang the bunting, bake the cakes and set up the trestle tables! COMPILED BY ALLISON DICKINSON
Sunday, June 3, 11.30am to 4pm, London Road, Alderley Edge. Traditional street party organised by Alderley Edge Parish Council for Alderley Edge residents only. This is a free event to which you should bring your own food. 1950s-style dress is encouraged and there will be a childrens competition for the best royal outfit. Tickets can be booked by calling 01625 582150 or emailing email@example.com.
Monday, June 4, all afternoon. Tatton Arms, Tipping Street. Diamond Jubilee Street Party featuring Mr Moo & His New Shoes Show at 6pm. For information, call John Stewart on 07903 534958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blakemere Crafts Centre
Tuesday, June 5, 11.30am-3.30pm. Bunting, music and childrens entertainment and games 11am-4pm. Bunting Challenge: The villages of Sandiway, Cuddington and Blakemere are joining forces to try to make the longest bunting in Cheshire. Design your own piece of red, white and blue bunting at Blakemere on the run up to and during the Jubilee Street Party, or bring in your own pieces to add prior to the day.
For information, call 01606 883261 or visit www.visitblakemere.co.uk/events.
Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall
Sunday, June 3, 7.30pm, Jubilee Concert presented by Tattenhall Music Society. Tickets are 20 and include VIP parking, wine and canaps which will be served before the concert which starts at 8pm, plus a complimentary day ticket for the Bolesworth Classic. Tickets are available from Anne McGrath on 01829 770932 or email@example.com or visit www.bolesworthclassic.co.uk.
Saturday, June 2, all day, The Jubilee Field Ashfield Rd Cheadle. Community party with street entertainers, vintage cars, fun fair, sports demonstrations, fire engines, fitness, animals, bands, picnic and stalls plus fireworks. For details call 0161 428 1875.
Monday, June 4 11am-5pm. Northgate Street, Abbey Green and Rufus Court. Jubilee Giants Day and the Northgate Community Street Festival will feature street entertainers, al fresco eating, a busking competition, a treasure trail and live music. Bands already booked to play include The Suns and The Continentals. The day will also include a parade by the Chester Giants which leaves The Cross at 11am. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thenorthgatequarter.co.uk or www.chesterfestivals.co.uk/mbna-chestival.
Tuesday, June 5, noon onwards, The Amphitheatre, St John Street. Best of British Day, complete with 1960s double decker bus and deckchairs for guests to sit back and relax for an afternoon of British entertainment.
Tickets are limited to 500, so booking is essential. Visit www.chesterfestivals.co.uk/mbna-chestival for details.
Monday, June 4, noon-3pm, Crewe Town Centre. Jubilee parade, followed by the Queens Park Jubilee Event from 3pm-6pm with Cheshire East Street Sports, Zorb Balls (small charge), craft activities, Punch and Judy and a childrens storyteller. There will be a Boer War memorial tribute by The Royal British Legion Crewe Branch at 4pm with a performance by California Blue at the Pickle Jar Lakeside Pavilion from 7.30 pm-10.15 pm, followed by Jubilee Beacon lighting and fireworks.
Monday, June 4, afternoon and evening, Disley Amalgamated Sports Club. Family picnic, fancy dress competition, balloon race at 8pm, barbecue, ice-cream, bar, fun fair, stalls and sports competitions, culminating with the Jubilee Beacon lighting and fireworks at 10pm. For details, email email@example.com or visit www.disley.info.
Friday, June 1, 10.30am-noon, East Didsbury Methodist Church, Parrs Wood Road. Jubilee party for childminders and nannies, hosted by the National Childminding Association. 2 per child. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 16, 11am onwards. Didsbury Festival 2012 has a Jubilee theme. Procession leaves St Catherines RC Primary at 11am and there will be stalls and events on Didsbury Park including music, a fun fair, tug of war and a dog show. For information, visit www.didsburyfestival.webs.com.
Saturday, June 2, 10am-5pm, National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road. Join the National Waterways Museum for an old fashioned street party at their historic canal workers cottages. Adult 6.50, concessions 5.50, child (5-16) 4.50, under-fives and annual pass holders free. For information, call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.
Saturday, June 2, 9.30am, Elton School Field, Elton Parish Field and Elton Community Centre. 9.30am: Five- a-side Football Tournament (contact Paul Roberts on 07917 355054). 11am: Childrens parade with fancy dress competition (contact Vicki on 01928 726898). The Build a Scarecrow competition, giant cash raffle and other activities start from noon, including inter-pub tug of war and karaoke, burgers, hog roast, beer tent, shooting gallery, bouncy castle. For full information visit www.EltonVillageFete.org.uk.
Sunday, June 3, Castle Park, 12.30-6.30pm, Jubilee Community Picnic. Entertainment and a full programme of sports. Bring your own food.
Sunday, June 4, 10pm start, Overton Hill Memorial Field, 10pm start. Jubilee Beacon and fireworks.
Tuesday, June 5, 2pm, Frodsham Community Centre, screening of The Queen starring Helen Mirren.
Details available from the Town Council Office, Footmans Cottage, Castle Park. Call 01928 735150, email email@example.com or visit www.frodsham.gov.uk.
Sunday, June 3, noon onwards, Grappenhall Community Centre, Bellhouse Lane.
Big Lunch event with entertainment provided by the Chicago Teddy Bears Jazz Band. Hot and cold food, as well as childrens games and rides and the Thames River Pageant on big screen. Free entry and licensed bar. For information, call 01925 268633.
Monday, June 4, noon-9pm, Bridge Meadow. A 1950s-style celebration will include a vintage fire engine and ice cream van, ponies, animals, old-fashioned games. Please note, alcohol and glasses are not allowed in the Whitby Methodist Church grounds. For information, call Clare Rowson on 07889 845104.
Monday, June 4, 11am-4pm, Jubilee camp, Tatton Scout Camp, King Street. Market and charity stalls, entertainment and refreshments for all the family. For details, call Clive Heath on 01565 653103.
Sunday, June 3, Macclesfield Town FC, Moss Rose Ground. Featuring the Proms Symphony Orchestra performing classics such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and the 1812 Overture. For more details or to book tickets, call 01625 264686 or visit the Information Centre in Market Place.
Monday, June 4, 2pm onwards. Dolphin Inn, Windmill Street. Traditional street party. For information, call Beverley Lythaby on 01625 616179.
Sunday, June 3, 11am, St Oswalds. Ecumenical church service with flowers by the local Flower Club and pictures from the children at the Malpas Alport School. Followed by The National Big Lunch at the Recreation Ground.
Monday, June 4, all day. A Jubilee parade will start from the Sports Club and make its way up Wrexham Road, Church Street and the High Street. This will be preceded by the Cavalcade of horses which will start at the Sports Club. On the Rec there will be an arena, stalls, displays, bouncy castles, a spider wall and scramble net as well as refreshments, all leading up to the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at 10.15pm.
The second Malpas Arts and Literature Festival will also be running until June 3, see www.malfest.com for details.
Sunday, June 3, Town Square. Big Lunch celebration, starting with a Jubilee Civic Service and Parade in and around the town square and St Marys Church. FThere are also plans to continue into the evening with a live concert at The Railway Hotel and a marquee. For information, contact Cllr Christine Farrall on 01270 624335.
Sunday, June 4, noon-4pm, Stanney Fields Park, Neston.
Community get-together with open air Zumba, a nature hunt, a special Neston Players strolling performance, tug of war, music, a cracker eating competition, adapted bikes, crafts and games. For information, contact CAN Group on 0151 353 8638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 1 to Tuesday, June 5. Poynton has five days of events including the Royal British Legion Band, craft fairs and competitions. Bring picnics to the Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday or eat in one of the cafes or restaurants. The Jubilee Beacon will be lit at the Sports Club on June 4. Full listings and times can be found at www.poyntonfestival.org. For information, call 01625 872238 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, June 3, 11am-4pm. Great Vintage Tea Party event has a fun for all the family theme and includes creative workshops, fashion and childrens activities. Highlights will be a Great British Bake-Off competition, Perfect Pooch dog show, Fabulous 50s Guy/Girl competition, tea leaf readings and performances from local bands and artists. Union jack face painting and create your own crown workshop as well as pass the parcel. For information, call 0161 839 1444, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eventsbythesocialbutterfly.com.
Saturday, June 9, Warrington Town Centre, 10am-4pm. The council is using part of the 10,000 jubilee funding grant from the Westminster Foundation to host a town centre extravaganza. All guests need to do is bring themselves and some food. A Spitfire will be on display. For information, visit www.warrington.gov.uk.
Tuesday, June 5, 11am-4pm, Vale Royal Abbey, Whitegate. Jubilee Classic and Sports Car Show and Family Fun Day. More than 50 classic and sports cars will be on show with fun and games for all the family. Free childrens entertainment including circus skills workshop, magician, face painting, games and crafts. Raffle and Jubilee cakes on sale. Refreshments, bar, hot snacks and carvery available. All proceeds to the Whitegate school community hall fund. Adults 5, Children 3, Family 15. For information, visit www.whitegateclassic.co.uk.
Highlights of the Queens diary
The Queen will continue to mark her Diamond Jubilee with regional visits and engagements throughout the UK in June:
June 2. The Queen will attend Epsom Derby, central events begin
June 3. Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
June 4. BBBBC Diamond Jubilee Concert
June 5. Culmination of Diamond Jubilee Weekend Events: Service of Thanksgiving at St Pauls Cathedral, Royal Procession to Buckingham Palace, balcony appearance, RAF Flypast.
The print version of this article appeared in the June 2012 issue of Cheshire Life
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