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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Mansfield is set to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a host of events and beacon bonfires on Monday 4 June.

Community groups, organisations  and the parish council are preparing the bunting and building their bonfires ready to mark the Queen's 60 year reign.

The District will have four beacons or bonfires which will be lit as part of a network of more than 4,000 beacons across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, along with the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories. The beacons will be lit between 10pm and 10.30pm to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. All bonfires will be entered into a commemorative book which will be presented to the Queen and a photograph will be taken from space and a series of special aircraft around the country to show the bonfires and beacons in full flame.

People across the District are invited to attend a wide range of community events taking place across the District on 4 June, which are as follows:

A family fun day, organised by the North Sherwood Tenants and Residents' Association, will take place from 11am at Debdale Park Sports and Recreational Club. The free event includes children's rides, traditional games and cake stalls. There will be a charity football match at Bull Farm Park and a charity cricket match at Debdale Park Sports and Recreational Club. During the evening there will be a disco, games and competitions at the sports club.

Over at The Rufford pub, on Chesterfield Road South, there will be children's crafts, a bouncy castle and a children's garden party including a big lunch taking place from 12noon. From 8pm there will be a disco and a quiz.

The events will then move to Sherwood Pit Top where the beacon will be lit at 10.21pm. For further information contact Michael Beresford, Chairman of North Sherwood Tenants and Residents Association, on 01623 414 565.

In Warsop, there are a range of events planned for Monday 4 June. The Parish Centre is holding a faith supper with a Jubilee quiz, games and prizes for children and music all from 7.30pm. The beacon will be lit at 10.15pm in the Warsop Parish Centre car park. The event is free to attend. For more details call Carole Barker on 01623 847 378.

A free street party is planned from 12noon on Warsop High Street, where lunches and ice creams will be provided. There will also be face painting, a bouncy castle, music, games and competitions. A beacon will then be lit at Wellbeck pit tip just after 10pm. For more information please call Warsop Parish Council on 01623 846 011.

At the Forest Town Welfare, Clipstone Road West, from 7pm there will be live music, information and photograph stalls and a firework display. The beacon will lit shortly after 10pm. The event has been organised by Forest Town Community Council.

On Tuesday 5 June, a Jubilee Food Fair will be held in Mansfield Market Place from 10.30am to 4pm. There will be cooking demonstrations, free tastings, recipe hand outs and live music from comedy skiffle band Kick and Rush. There is also a chance for children to design and make their very own royal-themed cookie.

On Wednesday 6 June, the Bellamy Community Stakeholders Group is holding a big lunch at the South Mansfield Community Centre, Bellamy Road, between 11am and 2pm. There will be a bouncy castle, KMX Karts, face painting and lots of other activities and stalls.

On Saturday 9 June, a Jubilee family fun day will take place at the Ladybrook Community Centre (William Kaye Hall) between 1 and 4pm. The event will include children's games and activities, competitions and refreshments. For more information please call 01623 624 208.


Published 30 May 2012

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