Platinum Jubilee: Uttlesford street party and activities
- Credit: Jubilee Clavering organising committee
A wide range of events are taking place over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Clavering
Clavering has organised a week of celebrations.
Children can get involved in hands-on archaeology activities during a free History & Archaeology Day.
The fun includes reconstructing broken pots, identifying animal bones and teeth, digging up artefacts, making clay pots of different time periods, and identifying Roman pottery shards.
There is a prize competition for guessing what archaeological objects are, as well as games, crafts and information.
The archaeology activities have been commissioned by the village's history group from Heritage Learning Services.
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They will take place indoors at the Christian Centre on Friday, June 3 from 11am to 5.30 pm, alongside an exhibition of memorabilia of the last 70 years, with home-made refreshments available all day.
Archaeology activities will be repeated and expanded outdoors on the Jubilee Field on Saturday, June 4 in a 'Digging for History' event, which is part of the village's Big Jubilee Lunch.
Families are invited to bring a picnic from noon onwards.
The afternoon also includes children's sports, competitions, and a display of medieval arts, sciences and swordplay by the living history group, Shire of Flintheath.
Earlier in the week there are guided walks by Peter Cooper, and a trail of more than 25 royalty-themed scarecrows on a trail around the village, with a quiz about the scarecrows.
The Clavering Jubilee celebrations, which are being organised by a local committee, also include a Clavering Players performance, open gardens and evening entertainment at the Fox & Hounds pub.
Neighbouring Langley is lighting a beacon as part of their festivities on June 2.
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Debden
In Debden, Master of Ceremonies Richard Cawte will announce the Lighting of the Beacon Proclamation at 2pm on Thursday, June 2 in the centre of the village.
The beacon lighting ceremony at Debden Recreation Ground will take place that evening between 9pm and 10pm.
The Bugle Call 'Majesty' will be played at 9.40pm. Tickets will be available from the village hall on the day.
The beacon is one of over 2,022 lit by communities, charities and faith groups across the UK. Beacons are being lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals.
At Buckingham Palace, a lighting installation of The Queen's Green Canopy 'Tree of Trees' sculpture and projections will be beamed on to the front of the Palace.
On Saturday, June 4, Debden celebrations continue.
There will be activities for children plus refreshments organised by Friends of Debden School from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
A 1940s evening of music and dance, a ticketed event, will then take place in the marquee at 7.30pm.
On Sunday, June 5 Debden's Big Lunch picnic is from noon to 2pm, with music by the band Revival.
Participants should bring their own food and wear a hat or crown.
The classic car show runs from 10am to 4pm hosted by the Debden branch of the Royal British Legion.
There is family tennis from 11am to noon, and at 2.30pm in the marquee there is a thanksgiving service led by Rev'd John Saxon.
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Debden Grange, Newport, Essex
Debden Grange in Newport, part of Retirement Villages Group, is hosting a community street party on Sunday, June 5.
From 10am, tea, coffee and cake will be served in the clubhouse. Debden’s hair and beauty therapist is offering hand, nail and pamper treatments and hair styling.
The Queen’s Green Canopy Platinum Jubilee plaque will be unveiled by the ornamental cherry tree.
The street part starts at noon. Residents will bring homemade dishes so everyone can enjoy a community lunch together.
Local performers will be entertaining guests throughout the afternoon, including the Forte Dance and Performing Arts Studio and a vocal performance from Debden’s singing housekeeper Maria.
The day will culminate with some traditional anthems sung by all guests.
Tom Lee, Village Manager of Debden Grange, said: “We are so excited to be hosting this event in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee.
"Our residents can’t wait to help host the party and we'd love to see as many of the local community as possible join us.”