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Here's your guide to the Diamond Jubilee in Ludlow and Tenbury
5:22pm Friday 1st June 2012 in News
MOTHER Brown isn’t the only one who will be getting her knees up at Ludlow Assembly Rooms as the town and surrounding area gets set for a host of Diamond Jubilee events.
Taking in four weddings and a coronation, the Right Royal Knees-up on Monday, June 4, is the show to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign and a right royal historic milestone. Packed with sing-a-long memories from the 1940s to the new millennium, this should get your spirits soaring, hands clapping and voices bellowing out these timeless classics in a rousing flag waving finale.
On Sunday, June 3, Ludlow Conference Centre is hosting a 1950s-themed dinner and a play entitled Shakespeare’s Queen Elizabeth II...or what might have happened on VE night. The production is a lively celebration with wartime songs, readings and film clips.
There is a three-course 1950s dinner followed by the new play, written by Anne O’Neemus to honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
In Tenbury, as well as the food and beer festivals on Saturday, June 2, there’s a jubilee parade and church service at St Mary’s from 9.30am to noon on Sunday, June 3.
That’s followed by a big jubilee picnic from 1pm to 3pm on the Burgage, with various competitions including fancy dress and cake decorating.
On Monday, June 4, the Burgage hosts a sports challenge from noon to 4pm, and there’s a jubilee concert in the evening, as well as the lighting of the jubilee beacon at 10pm.
n Full details on the Tenbury events available at tenburytown.org.uk n The Right Royal Knees Up celebration show is at Ludlow Assembly Rooms on Monday, June 4. To join in the celebrations book online at ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk or call the box office on 01584 878141.
n Tickets for Appletree Theatre and Film Company’s Shakespeare’s Queen Elizabeth II..or what might have happened...are available from Ludlow Conference Centre cost £18 and the event is on Sunday, June 3, at 7pm.
n Two historic engines will make their way to Ludlow Conference Centre on Tuesday, June 5.
Princess Mar, a Garrett 4nhp Steam Engine, will be travelling in steam, leaving Leintwardine at about 8.30am and will travel on the A4113, joining the A49 at Bromfield, along the bypass to the Sheet Road, to arrive at the centre, Lower Galdeford, at about 10.30am. A Sentinel Steam Wagon owned and run by Andrew Wheeler will be leaving Stokesay at about 9am. Both engines will be on display outside the centre until 4pm.
n KNIGHTON-on-Teme Celebrates on Monday, June 4, at Bickley House Farm starting at 5pm. Entry is free.
Some of the activities lined up are a sheep shearing competition, various races including egg and spoon, three-legged, dressing race, wheelbarrow race, wellie wanging, trailer reversing, tombola, tug of war and many more. Later on in the evening there will be a disco.
n Celebrations in Corvedale will be centred on Millichope Park on Tuesday, June 5.
There are two events, a bring-and-share tea party with fun and games in the afternoon and a barn dance and lamb roast in the evening. The afternoon event is free and will start at 2pm, with fun for all the family finishing with a bring-and-share celebration tea. Party goers are being urged to get dressed as a prince or princess for the fancy dress competition, or compete in the scarecrow competition on a royal theme.
n The barn dance starts at 7.30pm and the Tally Ho public house in Bouldon is a sponsor of the event and there will be a bar (one drink free per person).
Tickets are £7.50 per adult (family ticket £15 to include two adults and two children aged 16 and under) and are available at Aston Munslow garage or from Anson Crouch on 01584 841053.