Let us know how you’re celebrating

By Harriet Ernstsons 18/05 Updated: 18/05 09:42

THE BUNTING will soon be going up and and it’s almost time to start making the sandwiches as Diamond Jubilee fever comes to town.

Leading up to the double bank holiday celebrations of the big weekend in June, you can expect to see more Union Flags than ever on our streets.

To celebrate this milestone in the Queen’s reign, people will be holding street parties and staging all manner of commemorative events. And we’d like to help you share your celebrations with other readers.

Let us know what you’re doing and when and where it’s happening. Whether it’s a classic party for the whole street or business offering a bit of fun for customers. And if we can’t get there, we’d still love to see your pictures. Email your pictures of the day and we’ll try to show other readers what you’ve been up to.

You can contact the newsdesk on 01527 588688 and e-mail editor@redditchstandard.co.uk with your pictures and details.

We look forward to celebrating with you.

THERE are already plenty of events planned in Redditch and the surrounding areas, including:

RESIDENTS with memories of the coronation in 1952 have been invited to Woodrush High School to join in their Diamond Jubilee Celebration Day.

Year 7 pupils will take part in a street party with 50s music, cakes, quizzes and the chance to find out more about the event 60 years ago from those who remember it.

Head of humanities Louise Graham said: “We aim to recreate the tradition of a street party and teach the students about the importance of the Diamond Jubilee.”

CUPPAS and cupcakes are on offer as Redditch Lions Club celebrate their 40th anniversary.

The club will also pay tribute to the Queen’s six decades on the throne as their party on Sunday, June 3, coincides with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Residents from Redditch, Studley and the surrounding areas are invited to join members for a free tea and cupcake at the Lions T tent in Market Square near the Post Office.

A spokesman said: “Lions Club members want to say a big thank you to all residents of Redditch and surrounding area who have supported them over the 40 years. Without their continued help, both monetary and physical, the work they do would not have been possible.”

Anyone who has any experiences, memories or anecdotes of the club they would like to share to include in displays at the event should e-mail mandplawrence@msn.com, call 0845 833 5914 or write to Lion Phil Lawrence, 37 Fairoak Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 3PN.

CLASSIC cars, a fire engine, tug of war and traditional games will all be on offer at Studley’s Picnic In The Park.

The event on Monday (June 4) to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will start at 1pm in the recreation ground and village hall, with a skateboarding display, bouncy castle and barbecue.

Studley Youth Theatre will perform a selection of music, song and dance depicting events during the Queen’s reign at 4pm and the Studley Sports and Social Club (Entaco) will host a disco, karaoke and fireworks display during the evening.

FREE FUN activities in the grounds of Ridgeway Middle School will be on offer to celebrate the Jubilee.

Organised by Astwood Bank Carnival, the event from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 3, will incorporate the crowing of the carnival queen and the annual fun run.

Children can bring their teddy bears dressed in a Great Britons theme for the Best Dress Teddy Bear competition and there will be entertainment sessions from Jo Jingles, Leaps and Bounds, Punch and Judy and a story teller.

Other activities include a circus skills workshop, willow weaving and medieval music, as well as a Best Dressed Hat competition and car washing from the Beavers and Scouts.

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