Holbeach gears up for the jubilee

Holbeach is gearing up for its celebration to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne.

Shops are already decorating their front windows ahead of a whole host of events in the town from June 2-4.

A special Jubilee Garden is being created for the momentous occasion in Carter’s Park while Coun Tracey Carter is in the process of erecting around 50 to 60 hanging baskets in time for the weekend.

Holbeach Parish Council is also holding a competition to look for the best decorated street for the Jubilee in its area.

To enter residents are asked to take a picture of their street and email it to clerk@holbeachpc.com
The Bank Holiday celebrations start on Thursday, June 2 when Holbeach will join the rest of the UK in lighting a beacon.

It will be conducted by the Holbeach Observer Corps and with support from the 2430 (Holbeach) Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets who will be putting on food and drink.

Following the success of the recent yard sale another one is going to be held on Friday, June 3.
Over 90 homes in the area took part last time with stall holders encouraged to come forward once again.

Details of the map that will show where stalls are will be available on Holbeach Parish Council’s Facebook page.
Saturday, June 4 will see a full day of celebration centred around Church Street and the church itself.

From around 10.45am there will be a parade of vintage tractors which will remain on show in the parking area in Church Street.

From 11am there will be a zumba demonstration which will be followed around midday by a performance from Holbeach Town Band.

A wheelbarrow race will be taking place with the heats starting at 1.15pm and the final at 3.30pm.

It’s open to teams of two who must provide their own wheelbarrow and register by May 27.

Entry is £2 per team and can be obtained via the parish council.

From 2.30pm to 4.30pm local band Hedgehog Reality will be playing in the park.

There will also be bouncy castles, garden games, stalls, a bar and food can be bought from any of the local businesses in the vicinity.

The church will be doing refreshments and activities and the WI Hall is holding its own Queen’s jubilee celebration.

It too will have a host of refreshments, stalls and games on show including ‘Where in the world has the corgi done its business?’

There’s also competitions for the best royal-themed decorated cake, for which the first prize is a Waterford Crystal bowl, and for the best decorated pram or bike.

Doors open at 10am.

There will also be an exhibition of memorabilia in the Reading Rooms organised by Linden Secker.

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