Petersfield set to celebrate Queen’s milestone

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PLANS have already being made for a town’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Petersfield will celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the thrown in style with a full day of events on June 4.

In the morning there will be 60 cars and 60 motor bikes, all British, covering the Queen’s lifetime on show in The Square and High Street.

At midday there will be a formal ceremony in The Square and a capsule will be buried for 100 years beneath a specially created mosaic.

At around 2pm a procession of vehicles, followed by residents in 1950s costume, will set off for The Heath, where a traditional fete will be in full swing with lots of stalls, tug-of-war competition and a raft race.

On The Heath in the evening there will be dancing to a large band with a programme of 1940s and 1950s music. The bar will be open and there will be a hog roast.

As darkness falls at about 10pm a procession of specially made lanterns will make its way around the Heath Pond and as the procession ends there will be a blazing tribute to the Queen on the Pond.

Special mugs, T shirts and polo shirts all carrying the Petersfield Diamond Jubilee logo, will also be available to purchase.

If you would like to take part contact Vaughan Clarke on clarke–v@talktalk.net or on 01730 268206.