Jubilee Beacons

 

 

To mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign the Diamond Jubilee will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th June.


MONDAY 4th JUNE 2012

The Chertsey Society has liaised with RBC as on previous occasions, to arrange for the lighting of the Beacon on St Ann’s Hill, Chertsey, as part of the nationwide chain of beacons. See an interactive map of the location of all the beacons around the country. The Mayor, Cllr Linda Gillham, will be present to light the Beacon at about 10pm.
ALL ARE WELCOME – Please bring your friends


Earlier in the evening from 6pm onwards on Monday 4th June The Golden Grove will have a ‘Hog Roast’ and entertainment including Morris Dancers, a Mummers Play and a Saxophone quartet. Join friends at the pub and walk up the hill to the Beacon at about 9.30pm - please wear sensible shoes!!  


For further information about the Diamond Jubilee and the events taking place please visit here and see The Surrey Herald for details of other local events.

 

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her Coronation took place on 2 June 1953.To mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012. The celebrations will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th June. For further information about the Diamond Jubilee and the events taking place during 2012, please visit the dirct.gov website. The 2012 late May Bank Holiday will be moved to Monday 4 June 2012 and an additional Jubilee bank holiday will be on Tuesday 5 June 2012.


Buckingham Palace will be co-ordinating a programme of events centred around the extended weekend. This will include a Big Jubilee Lunch (Saturday 2nd June), a Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames (Sunday 3rd June), a concert at Buckingham Palace and the lighting of 2012 beacons throughout the United Kingdom (Monday 4th June). The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will also attend a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral (Tuesday 5th June).


At high water in the afternoon of Sunday 3rd June, up to a thousand boats will muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. It will be one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river. Rowed boats, working boats and pleasure vessels of all shapes and sizes will be beautifully dressed with streamers and Union Jacks, their crews and passengers turned out in their finest rigs. More detail.


As on previous occasions, The Chertsey Society is liaising with RBC with a view to arranging  the lighting of the Beacon on St Ann’s Hill in conjunction with 2012 Beacons that it is intended to light across the Nation - see official website.  We are hoping to arrange an appropriate social event prior to lighting the Beacon - more information later.