Platinum Jubilee events: a tribute to the Queen

by | 5 July 2022 | Community Event, Gainsborough

Four days of events in Misterton matched those the Queen was due to attend, starting with lighting the beacon on Jubilee Garden. The beacon was specially made for the occasion with the basket constructed by local farrier, Jed Hallam, from disused horseshoes. The bugle call was played by Fiona Law, the Parish Church’s organist, on the clarinet, in a duo with Parish Councillor Ian Keat. The beacon lighting was followed by the Jubilee Choir singing Song for the Commonwealth – with the hundreds of residents around the junction of High Street, Wharf Road, and Station Street joining in the National Anthem to conclude the evening’s event.

The beacon lighting was followed by a Civic Service of thanksgiving for the 70 years of the Queen’s service on Friday 3rd June, a race night on Saturday 4th June, and a Family Picnic on Sunday 5th June. The Platinum Pudding competition was won by Claire Taylor. Many thanks to the Parish Council’s Events Working Group for organising the tribute to the Queen, and to those residents and local businesses that supported the programme of activities.