A message from Margaret Lund, Chair of the Fleetwood Jubilee Celebration Organising Committee
“Fleetwood certainly knows how to party! It was wonderful to see so many people out with their picnics on a Bank Holiday Monday enjoying the town’s very own Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the sunshine. Thanks must go to Fleetwood Town Council for having the vision to fund a fantastic, totally free event from the rates precept.
“The Marine Gardens and the Mount provided the perfect venue and stunning backdrop for the occasion and the support of Wyre Council and Marine Hall staff, in the planning and on the day, was much appreciated.”
“Brilliant entertainment was provided throughout the afternoon and evening with something for everybody, and the grand finale with the lighting of the jubilee beacon and firework display to the strains of “Land of Hope and Glory” was truly breathtaking. Grateful thanks to all those who gave their time to take part. They were all amazing.”
“Last but by no means least, a huge thank you to our team who spent months organising the event, to all those volunteers who worked on the day to ensure we had a day to remember and a big thanks to the people of Fleetwood who, as ever, gave their support to show what community really means. Together we created a memorable day and I’m so very proud of our town.”
Thanks to Robert Stead for all these great photos of a lovely day.
Fleetwood Town Council had asked the 175 committee to organise the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on their behalf, which was one of a number of landmark events in Fleetwood in 2012.
On 4th June the party started at noon and went on until late!
The day started with the “Big Lunch” at the Marine Gardens (a community picnic with participants bringing their own picnic) followed by free entertainment and attractions – rides and inflatables for the children, brass bands, folk bands, fancy dress and ‘Fleetwood’s Got Talent’ competitions and a parade of Jubilee Queens.
In the evening rock bands performed in the new performance area, and a Jubilee Beacon was lit on The Mount as part of the national celebration. The evening will then end with a firework display.
Official Beacon lighting time: 10.26pm
The whole event was free, funded by the Town Council which is also providing a Jubilee Mug to each primary school child in Fleetwood as a memento.
Chair of the organising committee was Margaret Lund,
Tel: 01253 777819
Monday 4th June 2012
Noon until 10.30pm
Marine Gardens, Fleetwood (Marine Hall if wet). Bring a picnic lunch and blanket
Children’s entertainer, rides, inflatables, stalls and games,
Fleetwood Town Penalty Shoot Out, Dave Scriv’s Disco, Classic Sounds, Lady Gaga Tribute Act
Young People’s Jubilee Parade led by Sea Cadets Old Boys’ Band,
Fancy Dress, Fleetwood’s Got Talent Competitions,
Royalettes Morris Dancers, Bulldogs Gymnastic Display
Folk Bands: Captain’s Crew, Thistle, Festival Ceilidh Band
and from 7pm: Lune Deep, Indigo Sands, Monkberry
Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon by Mrs Doreen Lofthouse OBE at 10.26pm followed by a patriotic firework display.
Published on behalf of Fleetwood Town Council by Margaret Lund
Tel. 01253 777819