Jubilee fun across the High Peak

BUNTING: young pupils from Burbage Primary School, Alexander Naylor, Milo Burton, Grace Hoodith and Alana Ryan. Photo contributed.
BUNTING: young pupils from Burbage Primary School, Alexander Naylor, Milo Burton, Grace Hoodith and Alana Ryan. Photo contributed.

HIGH Peak Borough Council’s regal celebrations will see Diamond Jubilee Markets in Glossop Market Square and Buxton Market Place on Saturday, June 2 from 10am to 4pm.

Highlights of the majestic extravaganzas will include live music, children’s fairground rides and a free prize draw plus a special jubilee prize hunt.

Let us know what you're doing to celebrate the Jubilee.

Let us know what you're doing to celebrate the Jubilee.

And, just for good measure, there will be fine foods and traditional goods alongside crafts and home ware.

On Sunday, June 3 and Monday June 4, at the Pavilion Gardens, there will be a special Diamond Jubilee Garden Plant and Craft event, from 10am to 4.30pm with stallholders showcasing their summer plants, including rare and unusual species and an excellent variety of handcrafted jewellery and quality crafts. Admission is free.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated in style at the Pavilion Gardens on Monday June 4 with a Picnic on the Promenade. And just for good measure, the whole weekend promises to be filled with fun for everyone with children’s entertainment, hot food stalls, live music and a band playing on the bandstand from 2pm to 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

To learn more, visit www.paviliongardens.co.uk.

A JUBILEE fun day is taking place in Spring Gardens, Buxton on Monday, June 4.

The event will feature a tombola, raffle, face painting, craft stalls, local food produce and children’s entertainment and will run from 10am to 4pm.

And street performers are being invited to get in on the fun with a competition where £300 worth of prizes are up for grabs, courtesy of Bradbury Property Company.

Half of the proceeds raised by the event will be donated to Blythe House Hospice in Chapel-en-le-Frith with the rest going to Buxton Traders, an organisation set up to transform and revitalise the town.

To register as a street performer, book a table for craft stalls or local food produce, or to donate raffle or tombola prizes, contact Sam Copley on 07791 518949.

Buxton Traders are also running a competition for the best dressed Jubilee shop window in Spring Gardens. Entries will be judged on Monday, June 4 with a bottle of champagne for first prize and a box of chocolates for second prize.

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH is inviting residents from throughout the High Peak to its Diamond Jubilee Concert in the town’s Memorial Park on Monday June 4 with free admission.

Taking part in the concert, which starts at 2pm, will be the Chapel Ladies Choir and the Chapel Male Voice Choir. Chapel Town Band, with support from Dove Holes Band will also perform, together with SK23, the Town Band’s junior section.

The recently refurbished Jubilee Stage will be used for the first time at the concert.

Those attending are invited to bring a picnic if they wish, refreshments will be on sale. Seating will not be provided and people attending who do not wish to stand are asked to bring their own chairs.

Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council is hoping that as many people as possible will join Chapel residents at this historic event.

CHURCHES are to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with special services taking place in Buxton on Sunday June 3.

Christ Church Burbage at 9.30am and St John’s at 11am are inviting members of the community to join them in giving thanks to God for her sixty years of service.

One of the prayers featured in the service has been written, at The Queen’s direction, by the Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral.

It will also be used in the Jubilee Thanksgiving Service in St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 5 June. At St John’s Church the service will also feature special choral anthems and at both services the National Anthem will be sung.

The Reverend John Hudghton, Rector, of Buxton said: “It is highly appropriate for people to come to church and give thanks for our Queen.

“Our Queen is not only the titular head of The Church of England but is someone who genuinely says her prayers and regularly worships in church. She is a lady of very strong and personal Christian belief, a faith which has shaped her character and actions over the years. Many would do well to follow the example she has set.”

MANY village organisations have worked together in Hayfield to produce an exciting programme of events to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee on June 4.

There will be a street party at lunchtime, after which Hayfield Cricket Club will be hosting a ladies six-a-side cricket match with children’s activities and a barbecue.

A themed parade – ‘Best Dressed Wheels’- will be held around the village in the evening followed by a service of thanksgiving, live karaoke entertainment and more food.

There will be a torch relay to the top of Lantern Pike where the parish beacon will be lit at 10pm whilst fireworks will be set off at the cricket ground.

The Civic Trust has a built an archway to be erected in the village centre. Historically, archways were built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and the coronation of King George V in 1911 and the village is glad that this tradition is to continue.

On June 4, Church Street and Market Street will be closed during the hours of 12noon – 3pm for the street party.

Anyone needing to access the village, should avoid these times if possible or preferably park outside the village (there is ample parking in the Sett Valley car park for example) and walk.

A JUBILEE Garden Party is to be held on Saturday June 2 from 2pm to 5pm at St George’s Parish Church Field, Church Lane, New Mills.

The community extravaganza, with fun for all the family, will be opened by the local historian Janet Allen MBE with entertainment from New Mills Brass Band.

There will be lots of family activities, stalls, games, barbecue, cream teas, raffle, tombola, egg and spoon races and tug of war competition.

More information at: www.newmillschurch.co.uk

LONGNOR Area Diamond Jubilee Party will take place on Sunday June 3 at St Bartholomew’s School, Longnor after four parishes joined forces.

The party is open to everyone from the parishes of Longnor, Hollinsclough, Heathylee and Fawfieldhead.

There will be food, music, a marquee, bunting, a raffle and games: all the ingredients for a great party which will start at 2pm.

Residents are asked to decorate their home/business for the Diamond Jubilee; donate a raffle prize; bring a plate of finger food to share on the day; help to set the party up at the school, or tidy up afterwards and come along and enjoy themselves.

A ROYAL Picnic Party is being held on Sunday June 3 from 2pm to 5pm, to celebrate her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee at the Community Centre grounds in Dove Holes.

Dove Holes Brass Band will start the celebrations followed by 50s music by D&J karaoke, along with a good old sing song.

There will be various games for all ages including, beetle drive, a bouncy castle, five-a-side football with Jubilee medals for the winners, activity stalls and school games.

There is a prize for the best dressed royal teddy for the picnic, (bring your own picnic, royal dressed teddy, blanket or chair and drink). If it rains the event will be inside the Community Centre itself.

The event has been organised by volunteers from, Churches Together, Community Centre and The Carnival Committee.

WHALEY Bridge is celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee in style, with events organised by the town council, churches and the cricket club.

On Monday June 4 the cricket six-a-side event will be held at the cricket club, with a barbecue and bar. In the evening local people will be asked to assemble near Whaley Bridge train station at about 7.30pm to walk up to the ground in groups.

A beacon, one of six in the High Peak, will be lit at around 9.30pm, and there will be music entertainment, a barbecue and bar.

On the extra Bank Holiday, Tuesday June 5, a mega tea party will be held in the grounds of Taxal and Fernilee Primary School, off Macclesfield Road from 3pm to 5pm organised by Churches Together in Whaley Bridge.

Organiser Stella Whitehurst said: “Bring your own food and sit down together with us at this bring and share tea party. Squash, tea and coffee will be provided.”

There will be a bouncy castle, children’s games, a craft table, face painting, a Jubilee quiz and a singalong.

GRINLOW Tower, also known as Solomon’s Temple, is to be the site of a beacon on June 4.

This free family event starts at 8pm with folk musicians/dancers, lantern making, a story teller, face painting, make your own rhythm stick, badge making and forest jewellery.

This will be followed by a procession to Grin Low Tower for an official Beacon Lighting at 10pm to tie in with those being lit on that evening throughout the country to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The site opens at 7.30pm and there is public parking available. Hot food and hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase throughout the evening.

DISLEY celebrates the Jubilee on Monday June 4 from 3.30pm onwards at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club.

There will be a funfair, face painting, barbecue, ice cream van, bar, fell race, children’s sports, beacon and firework display. Free admission.

SPRING Gardens Shopping Centre is displaying images of Buxton and Spring Gardens through the ages.

The sounds of the 1950s will be played from Friday 1 to Monday 4 June, and 200 customers will be able to buy a hot drink and muffin from Coffee Delight at the 1950s price of six pence.

Vouchers will be given out, 50 per day, to those who approach their 1950s belle Hannah and say Happy Diamond Jubilee.

NFU East Midlands is asking party organisers and event managers not to release Chinese lanterns as part of the Jubilee celebrations and has launched a campaign to highlight the dangers.

Regional director, Richard Hezlet said: “However delightful and exciting it is to let off these lanterns and watch them floating away into the night sky, they have to land somewhere.

“The problems they cause farm animals, wildlife, the environment, buildings and the emergency services can be immense. We all want to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee; it’s a very special time for our nation, but we can do that in other ways and in much safer ways that won’t kill and injure animals or set buildings on fire.”

Leaflets are being distributed throughout the area.