The city is getting set to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign with a series of events
In 2015, Her Majesty The Queen became the longest reigning monarch in British history, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
However, on February 6 this year, she marked becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
It means the Queen has dedicated 70 years of service to the people of the UK, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
A special extended bank holiday weekend from June 2 to June will provide an opportunity for everyone throughout the UK to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.
In celebration, we are compiling a list of all Jubilee events taking place in Peterborough over the Bank Holiday weekend.
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1. Werrington Green
Werrington village is hosting a Platinum Jubilee street party on Sunday, 5 June, from noon to 3pm. The street will be closed from Three Horseshoes junction along Church Street and The Green up to Lewes Gardens junction. Party-goers can set up along one side while the other side is clear for walking and emergency services. Organisers have said ‘turn up with your food and drink, chairs and table and join in with the community’. Advice is to also ‘bring a guitar’ for a sing-song. No disposable BBQs are allowed - and rubbish must be taken home.
A four-day event is being held at Sacrewell between 2-5 June 2022 from 9am –4.30pm each day, including an inflatable assault course, live music, children’s games, craft activities, a special Jubilee trail and a tractor display provided by Peterborough Farm Machinery Stamford Heavenly Chocolates, Nene Valley Spirits, Hops & Hare, Whyte Wytch Artisan Cheese will be selling gifts, food and drink. Visitors can pre-book a picnic hamper from Origin8, at the café in Sacrewell and will be invited to take part in the Big Jubilee Lunch themed outdoor picnic spaces. On June 4, travelling theatre company Quantum Theatre, will present an outdoor theatre show in the Mill Stream area called The Reluctant Dragon. To book visit: www.sacrewell.org.uk
3. Living Heritage Game and Country Fair
Burghley is hosting three days of the annual Living Heritage Game and Country Fair from 3-5 June - including horse riding events to clay shooting. Displays of falconry will come from the main arena, where crowds will be able to watch birds of prey. For more animal treats, The World of Dogs is a dedicated area for dog lovers featuring displays along with a gun-dog clinic, fun show and lurcher racing. In the craft village, there will also be demonstrations - including Glass Blowing - while the ‘Food Glorious Food’ area will host specialist street foods and drinks and cookery demonstrations. Tickets cost £16 adults, £15 over 65s, and £6 children (5-15).
4. St Matthew’s Church
St Matthew’s Church, in Eye, is opening its doors on Friday 3rd June (10am-4pm) and on Saturday 4th June (10am-2pm), inviting people in to drop in and enjoy refreshments, stalls and jubilee-themed displays. Organisations and individuals in the village have been invited to enter displays which tie in with the theme. These are expected to include photographs and memorabilia from village life and previous royal occasions, as well as flower arrangements and art and craft items. There will a tombola and stalls, as well as refreshments on sale all day, ranging from brunch in the morning through to light lunches and homemade cakes. Admission is free.