On 6th February this year Her Majesty the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. A special extended bank holiday weekend will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.
You can read more information about the Jubilee here
To celebrate this anniversary Warminster Town Council has organised several events. They are:
A Jubilee Window Competition
Open to all local shops and businesses. To enter, simply create a Jubilee-themed window display. The public will be able to choose the winners by voting for their favourite on the Warminster Civic Centre & Town Council Facebook page or by popping into the Civic Centre. The winner will be announced on Monday 30th May 2022. Trophy and certificates to be presented by the Mayor of Warminster.
A week-long exhibition – A Walk Down Memory Lane with Her Majesty the Queen
Starting on Monday 30th in Warminster Civic Centre. This will be an exhibition of the Queen’s life and Warminster community memories of her Majesty the Queen. The Town Council is asking the public to send in pictures (copies only) or written memories – 1 side of A4. Has the Queen inspired you? Have you met the Queen, or any of the Royal Family? What impact has the Queen had on your life? Please send your contribution to the Town Council either by coming into the Civic Centre or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 Day Bank Holiday Flags
Union Flags will be on display in all flagpole holders in the Town Centre from Thursday 2nd June – Monday 6th June.
On Thursday 2nd June Warminster Civic Centre will be showing ‘The Queen’s Corgi’, an animated film starring Jack Whitehall as Rex, one of the Queen’s corgis. A great family film perfect for a Thursday Bank Holiday. The film will start at 2pm with the Civic Centre coffee bar open for drinks and snacks.
Jubilee Bake Off Competition, Fete & Children’s Fancy Dress Competition
On Saturday 4th June, Warminster Town Council will be running a Jubilee Bake Off Competition which is open to all ages. The theme is ‘Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’ and there is no limit on cake size or type!
There are three categories: Junior (9-12 years old), Young Person (13-16 years old) and Adult (17+ years old).
The highest scored cake bakers will win a Jubilee baking trophy and each age category will have a ‘Star Baker’ that will receive a commemorative wooden spoon.
Pick up an entry form from the Civic Centre, email email@example.com or download one here. Entries must be delivered to the Civic Centre or emailed in by Tuesday 24th May at 3pm.
From 12:30pm on the 4th June, the Civic Centre will be open for village fete/fair-style event with:
- The coffee bar open for hot and cold drinks
- Music playing over speakers
- The Queen’s Jubilee exhibition – A Walk Down Memory Lane with Her Majesty the Queen
- A children’s activity area with ‘colour your own crown/corgi/coat and hat’ colouring sheet
- Funfair-type events like hook a duck, play your cards right, pin a diamond on a crown, photo booth dressing up, etc
The children’s fancy dress competition theme is ‘Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’ and will be held outside the Civic Centre on Saturday 4th June. Children will assemble at 1pm for judging and first place will receive a £50 book token, plus there will be lots of runner-up prizes. This competition is for children 16 years old and under. Please register your attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org or turn up on the day dressed up and let us know you’d like to enter!
For more information contact:
email@example.com or call 01985 214847.
Last modified: 14 April 2022