Jubilee celebrations take shape

A SPECTACULAR weekend of fun celebrations planned for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are ‘well under way’, organisers in Spilsby have announced.

Spilsby Jubilee Committee has been rallying together local groups and organisations to help create a programme of events worthy of the momentous occasion.

Committee member and site manager Coun Tony Bailey said: “Many towns and cities up and down the country will be celebrating 60 years since the Queen’s accession to the throne on the extended Bank holiday Weekend of June 2, so it was only right that the Jubilee Committee organise a day to remember.

“A lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes for the last six months but we now have a programme of events, so posters will be popping up very soon.”

The festivities will begin at 10am on Saturday, June 2, with an open air service led by Father Peter Coates before a jam packed programme of fun entertainment for all the family takes place.

Children under 11 will be able to enjoy a street party featuring funfair rides and a treasure hunt, and will also be offered a souvenir commemorative mug, courtesy of Spilsby Town Council.

They will also have the option of entering the Prince and Princess competition, the winner of which will be crowned on the day.

Vintage vehicles and decorated floats, commemorating the 60 year history of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, will parade through the town along with many of the town’s local groups, societies and organisations.

Performances by Spilsby Theatre, the Taiko Drummers and popular local band Dr Frankenfish and the Noise Monsters will ensure entertainment tastes of all varieties are well and truly catered for.

And on the Bank Holiday Monday there will be even more fun activities, this time of a sporting nature, to be held at Spilsby Playing fields.

Sporting games for all ages will take place throughout the day before a family disco rounds off the event in the evening.

Mayor of Spilsby Coun Michael Lenton said: “This is a special day in our history.”