Platinum Jubilee pictures from Saffron Walden and district
- 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.
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."
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.
Victoria Avenue street party, Farmadine Grove street party, Saffron Walden
Jubilee Picnics on The Common, Saffron Walden
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 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 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.
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.