Make this a celebration to remember! Plans for Willoughby’s celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee are detailed below.
We will celebrate a unique milestone in our history – Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth – her Platinum Jubilee. It is a feat no previous monarch has achieved.
Arrangements in the event of bad weather: on Sunday 5th June, the church will remain open after the morning service. This means you can come along to enjoy your picnic, but in the church! There will be plenty of chairs available, but if you have any side or picnic/camping tables, please bring them along. Face painting will be happening in the church too, if it can’t go ahead at the park.
Flower Boxes – at the following entrances to the village: Back Lane, West Thorpe, Main Street (Bowls Club end) and London Lane
Wreath Making – Sunday 29 May at 2.00pm
Jubilee Trail – available from 27 May. Trail sheets will be handed out at the school and playgroup and also available from the notice board at 119A Main Street.
Thursday 2 June
9.45pm Lighting of Beacon/bonfire at the Park
At 9.45pm on 2nd June 2022, Willoughby on the Wolds will join more than 2,022 beacons which will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries in recognition of the Queen’s long and selfless service. Everyone is invited to celebrate the lighting of the beacon at the community park on; to gets the most out of this event people can arrive at the park between 9.15pm to 9.30pm for the lighting of the beacon at 9.45pm. People can bring lanterns/torches and their favourite tipple to toast the Queen. It would be lovely for children to wear any crowns made or bought and most importantly singing voices ready for ‘God Save the Queen’.
Sunday 5 June
11.00am Service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee – St Mary’s and All Saints
12.00 Picnic in the Park (Arrangements in the event of bad weather: the church will remain open after the morning service. This means you can come along to enjoy your picnic, but in the church! There will be plenty of chairs available, but if you have any side or picnic/camping tables, please bring them along.)
The following outdoor plans at the park will be weather dependent:
2.00 – 3.30 Face Painting (Face painting will be happening in the church too, if it can’t go ahead at the park.)
2.30 Heads & Tails 3.00 Tug of War 3.30 Presentation of Tug of War Trophy
5.00 – 7.00 pm Live Music at the Village Hall – The Non Commitments. They will be playing inside if the weather is bad, but if it’s good, they will play outside and London Lane will be closed for you to spread out and enjoy the music. The bar will be open, with fizzy soft drinks available too. For younger children, you may wish to provide your own soft drinks!
7.00pm Bowls Club (bar open) with Folk Music from 8.30pm
London Lane closed on Sunday 5 June from 4.30 – 7.30pm
In the event of rain the Village Hall will be open
Please be aware that photos of the day may be published on the village website, Parish magazine and Rushcliffe Borough Council News.
Contact Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not wish to give consent for publication of photo/s
Check the Village Website and Facebook for last minute updates!