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Public invited to Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations across the borough

Residents and half-term visitors in and around Great Yarmouth can start their Platinum Jubilee celebrations early with a special event at the town's new six-day market on Wednesday, 1 June between 10am and 2pm.

HM The Queen - Credit: Jacob King / PA Wire / PA Images

The celebration will kick off the four-day UK bank holiday weekend that forms the centrepiece of the celebrations of Her Majesty's 70-year reign.

There'll be live music by a strolling band, entertainment by the Mirror Men and a flower wall perfect for selfies - as well as the opportunity to browse the market traders in their new stalls, alongside the wider two-day market.

The festivity will also include a short ceremony at 10.30am to mark the occupation of the first phase of the new market where Cllr Graham Plant, Mayor of Great Yarmouth, will cut a ribbon to mark the event.

Other events planned for the Jubilee include:

  • Beacon lighting - 2 June
    As part of the international chain of beacons to mark the Jubilee, we will be lighting the restored beacon at Anchor Gardens. This has been made possible by a generous donation from national pageant master Bruno Peek. The events begin at 8pm at The Empire ahead of the beacon lighting ceremony from 9.15pm. The lighting will be followed by fireworks sponsored by Visit Great Yarmouth.
  • Civic service - 3 June
    There will be civic service at Great Yarmouth Minister, led by Rev Canon Simon Ward. Arrival is from 10.20am for a 10.30am start.
  • Jubilee Dinner - 4 June
    Formal Jubilee Dinner at Great Yarmouth Town Hall. Tickets include a four-course banquet, followed by coffee and mints. Entertainment will be provided by local soloist singer, Daniella Beck.
  • Big Jubilee Lunch - 5 June
    The Big Jubilee Lunch event in Pier Gardens in Gorleston begins at 12pm, where residents and visitors are invited to bring their own picnic and set up around the Bandstand. The esplanade has been decorated with flags and there will be musical entertainment at the Bandstand, including a brass band.

Great Yarmouth Mayor Graham Plant said: "The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is a really special national event, and one we are excited to celebrate. There are lots of free, family friendly fun things going on across the borough over the next five days and we want as many people as possible to take part in the festivities."

Last modified on 19 July 2023

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