Platinum Jubilee pictures from Saffron Walden and district

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Mayor James de Vries lights the Platinum Jubilee beacon

Saffron Walden mayor James de Vries lights the Platinum Jubilee beacon - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Residents across Saffron Walden and district have been celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. Here are some of your pictures.

Pictures from school celebrations across Uttlesford are here.

Platinum Jubilee in Saffron Walden 

In Saffron Walden, the four-day Bank Holiday celebrations allowed a great many events to take place, including events on The Common.

Mayor James de Vries said: "What a splendid Jubilee Extravaganza weekend we were treated to!

"The sheer amount of planning and preparation that went into making it such as memorable weekend really paid off.

"Special thanks to our Town Clerk, Lisa Courtney, and the team at Saffron Walden Town Council for the amazing work they all put in.

"Thank you also to the volunteers, sponsors and to all of our lovely residents for coming together to celebrate this Royal occasion.

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"I am sure Her Majesty would be proud of us, well done Saffron Walden."

Over 100 visitors climbed to the ringing chamber of St Mary's Church on their tower open day, to see the bells and have a go at ringing.

Saffron Walden ringers successfully rang a full peal of 5,042 changes of Cambridge Surprise Maximus on Friday, which took 3 hours and 26 minutes, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Piper Major James Stewart plays in the turf maze, The Common, Saffron Walden

Piper Major James Stewart plays ahead of the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee beacon in the turf maze, The Common, Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Mayor James de Vries lights the Platinum Jubilee beacon

Saffron Walden mayor James de Vries lights the Platinum Jubilee beacon - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Two adults sitting on The Common, Saffron Walden, June 2022

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee on The Common, Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Crowds enjoying the Bank Holiday on The Common, Saffron Walden

Crowds celebrating the Platinum Jubilee on The Common, Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Stephen Wood explains the principles of bell ringing to visitors

Stephen Wood explains the principles of bell ringing to visitors during an open-tower session at St Mary's Church, ahead of the Jubilee peel - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Matt Clare, the new Saffron Walden Town Crier with 3 children

Matt Clare, the new Saffron Walden Town Crier, with Finn age 6, Amber age 5 and Noah age 4 - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: A singer on stage with musicians, The Common, Saffron Walden

A stage performance to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee on The Common, Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett


Cafe Cornell, Saffron Walden

Cafe Cornell, part of the Enterprise East Group CIC, held a #letseattogether lunch which was well attended.

Samantha McReynolds said:  ‘What a fantastic Jubilee celebration, thank you to all those involved.

"Our students, staff and volunteers worked so hard in the lead up to this event. All the happy faces assured us that it was so worthwhile."

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Participants having a community lunch at Cafe Cornell

Cafe Cornell's LetsEatTogether lunch for the Platinum Jubilee - Credit: Cafe Cornell

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Adults eating a community lunch at Cafe Cornell

The Platinum Jubilee lunch at Cafe Cornell, Saffron Walden - Credit: Cafe Cornell

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Saffron Walden mayor James de Vries at Cafe Cornell, with participants

Saffron Walden Mayor James de Vries with one of the participants at the Platinum Jubilee Lunch, at Cafe Cornell - Credit: Cafe Cornell

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Cafe Cornell fun. Adults standing, adults sitting, bunting and hats

Fun at the community lunch at Cafe Cornell, Saffron Walden, for the Platinum Jubilee - Credit: Cafe Cornell

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Cafe Cornell fun, three adults wearing Union Jack hats

Platinum Jubilee fun at Cafe Cornell, Saffron Walden - Credit: Cafe Cornell

Castle Street Residents, Saffron Walden

Residents in Castle Street, Saffron Walden, held a street party to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Even the British weather couldn't stop the fun.

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Tables and chairs ready for a street party, Castle Street, Saffron Walden

Chairs and tables ready for the Castle Street Residents Association street party celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee - Credit: Lorraine Chitson, Castle Street Residents Association

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Cakes including decorated as a Union Jack

Cakes for the Castle Street Residents Association's Platinum Jubilee street party - Credit: Lorraine Chitson, Castle Street Residents Association

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Street party with tables and people seated, eating, Castle Street, Saffron Walden

Platinum Jubilee celebrations organised by Castle Street Residents Association, Saffron Walden - Credit: Lorraine Chitson, Castle Street Residents Association

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Street party with tables and people seated, eating, Castle Street, Saffron Walden

Platinum Jubilee celebrations organised by Castle Street Residents Association, Saffron Walden - Credit: Lorraine Chitson, Castle Street Residents Association

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Children in a line wearing crowns

Crowns for the street party organised by Castle Street Residents Association, Saffron Walden - Credit: Lorraine Chitson, Castle Street Residents Association

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Two women having fun during a street party

Fun during the Castle Street Residents Association street party to celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Credit: Lorraine Chitson, Castle Street Residents Association

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Three adults wearing hats, holding drinks at a street party

Having fun at the Platinum Jubilee street party organised by Castle Street Residents Association - Credit: Lorraine Chitson, Castle Street Residents Association

Victoria Avenue street party, Farmadine Grove street party, Saffron Walden

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Street party with a BBQ in Victoria Avenue, three adults

Despite the weather, the barbeques came out for the Victoria Avenue street party in Saffron Walden with Stephen, Elaine and Kristi - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: A street party group in Victoria Avenue, Saffron Walden, June 2022

Braving the chill and the drizzle, the residents of Victoria Avenue, Saffron Walden, gathered for a street party to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Victoria Avenue residents at a community barbeque street party

Barbeque food for the residents of Victoria Avenue at their Platinum Jubilee street party, Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Caroline and Malcolm with Jubilee Crown cakes, Victoria Avenue

Caroline and Malcolm with Jubilee Crown cakes at the Victoria Avenue street party, Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Malcom and Janet Bright of the Victoria Avenue street party committee

Malcom and Janet Bright, part of the Victoria Avenue Platinum Jubilee street party committee, Saffron Walden - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Farmadine Grove street party, adult showing a cake to children

Farmadine Grove's street party took place on the sunny afternoon of Bank Holiday Friday. Laura shows a Union Jack flag cake to her children - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Jubilee Picnics on The Common, Saffron Walden

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: The Kerr family having a picnic on The Common, Saffron Walden

The Kerr family having a picnic on The Common, Saffron Walden, on the last day of the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Four adults under umbrellas for the Big Picnic on The Common

The Doble and the Goose couples on The Common, Saffron Walden with their umbrellas for the Platinum Jubilee picnic - Credit: Celia Bartlett

Platinum Jubilee in Debden

Logan Armour and Noah Poulter, both 15, have been presented with silver bugles after playing the bugle call ‘Majesty’ to herald the lighting of Debden's Jubilee beacon.

The bugles, a personal gift from the Queen’s Jubilee Pageantmaster Bruno Peak LVO OBE OPR were presented by Councillor April Gardner, vice-chair of Debden Parish Council, and Richard Cawte, Professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies for the lighting ceremony.

There are plans to make the village's new 25ft beacon a permanent feature.

Villagers have been preparing Jubilee celebrations for more than a year including building the official steel Jubilee Beacon Brazier. Residents and businesses donated their time, construction materials and workmanship.

Platinum Jubilee, Debden, Essex: Logan Armour and Noah Poulter playing

Logan Armour and Noah Poulter playing for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Debden - Credit: Debden Parish Council

Platinum Jubilee, Debden, Essex: April Gardner, Logan Armour, Noah Poulter and Richard Cawte with two silver bugles

Logan Armour and Noah Poulter receive silver bugles, a personal gift from the Queen’s Jubilee Pageantmaster, Bruno Peak LVO OBE OPR. They were presented by Councillor April Gardner and Toastmaster Richard Cawte - Credit: Debden Parish Council

Platinum Jubilee, Debden, Essex: The village's new beacon, lit, with a sign stating Debden ER2 2022

Debden's new beacon, lit for the Platinum Jubilee - Credit: Debden Parish Council

Platinum Jubilee, Debden, Essex: Man on yellow cherrypicker platfform installing a black metal brazier for the Jubilee Beacon

Community teamwork led to the new brazier in Debden for the Platinum Jubilee Beacon - Credit: Debden Parish Council

Platinum Jubilee in Hadstock

Over 200 residents and friends attended the Hadstock Jubilee Picnic in the Recreation Ground.

There was a Fancy Dress Parade, donkey cart rides and the services of Tilley's Travelling Tea Room.

Every child received a Jubilee souvenir mug and all residents were presented with a tree to plant in their garden.

In the evening, there was a  Ceilidh in the Village Hall with dancing to the Lairds Ceilidh Band.

The events were organised by a Jubilee Committee under the aegis of Hadstock Parish Council.  Funding was provided by the Parish Council and Uttlesford District Council. 

The picture of villagers forming a '70' was captured by a drone. The Jubilee banner was created by artist Sonia Villiers.

Platinum Jubilee, Hadstock, Essex: people gathered to form seven and zero for HM The Queen's 70 years on the throne

Hadstock villagers formed a 70 during their celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee - Credit: Ben and Toby Chandler

Platinum Jubilee, Hadstock, Essex: Group of villagers, banner

A celebration picnic in Hadstock, with a banner created by artist Sonia Villiers - Credit: Ben and Toby Chandler

Platinum Jubilee in Clavering

Clavering had a large number of events organised to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
On Friday, there were archaeology events by Heritage Learning Services and a history exhibition, and a Jubilee walk led by Peter Cooper.

The main event was Saturday on the Jubilee Field including fencing and medieval spinning displays by Shire of Flintheath, Big Lunch and children's races plus various competitions, and another archaeology roadshow.

There were also open gardens and a special production by Clavering Players. The scarecrow trail ran throughout the week.

The week of events was co-ordinated by an organising committee, led by Donna Duckworth and a team, and culminated in Jubilee evensong on Sunday at the parish church led by the vicar Rev Margaret Davis.

The lighting of the beacon took place at Langley.

Platinum Jubilee, Clavering, Essex: A Scarecrow dressed as royalty, with a sash and headdress

Clavering: A Platinum Jubilee scarecrow outside the Christian Centre - Credit: Jacqueline Cooper

Platinum Jubilee, Clavering, Essex: Scarecrow dressed as Edward the Confessor

Clavering: The winner of the Platinum Jubilee scarecrow competition, Edward the Confessor - Credit: Jacqueline Cooper

Platinum Jubilee, Clavering, Essex: Participants on hay bales for the Big Lunch

A Big Lunch for the Platinum Jubilee was held on Clavering's Jubilee Field - Credit: Jacqueline Cooper

Platinum Jubilee, Clavering, Essex: Children on adults backs for a race

A piggyback race during Clavering's Jubilee Big Lunch - Credit: Jacqueline Cooper

Platinum Jubilee, Clavering, Essex: Group in period costume with flags

Clavering Platinum Jubilee fun with Shire of Flintheath - Credit: Jacqueline Cooper

Platinum Jubilee, Clavering, Essex: A fencing display with participants in safety gear

A fencing display in Clavering, part of the Platinum Jubilee - Credit: Jacqueline Cooper

Platinum Jubilee, Clavering, Essex: Group of adults, children making clay pots at a table

Making clay pots during Platinum Jubilee events in Clavering - Credit: Jacqueline Cooper

Platinum Jubilee, Clavering, Essex: Participants on the Walk, following a track by the edge of a field

The Platinum Jubilee Walk in Clavering - Credit: Jacqueline Cooper

Crafts for the Platinum Jubilee

Four care homes had great fun making and decorating Jubilee displays through Arts Society Saffron Walden.

They were all given Jubilee craft packs which enabled them to decorate red, white and blue frames.

They could add pictures of the Queen throughout her 70-year reign or put their own photos or pictures in the frames.

The care homes involved were Hatherley and Stanley Wilson Lodge in Saffron Walden, Humfrey Lodge in Thaxted and Moat House in Great Easton.

Platinum Jubilee, Saffron Walden, Essex: Older residents decorating a photo frame

Participants in four care homes had fun with a Jubilee craft project to decorate a photo frame - Credit: Arts Society Saffron Walden


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