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Saturday, 22 November 2014

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Community events round up

CUMBRIA will be flying the Union Jacks to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign over a specially extended Bank Holiday weekend. Communities across the area are marking the event with a host of events planned from street parties to tree planting ceremonies. For most school children the fun starts on Friday then there’s something for everyone to enjoy as the county unites for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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SWING TIME: Denis Horan is star attraction at a vintage jubilee day in Dalton

BARROW

May 26: A red, white and blue fair is being held tomorrow.

The event is being hosted by the St Paul’s Rainbow, Brownies, Beavers and Cubs, from 10am till noon at St Paul’s scout hall in Wheatclose Road, Barrow.

Attractions include a chocolate tombola, a bouncy castle, beat the goalie, a raffle and a cake stall.

Admission is priced at 50p including refreshments.

June 2: Rampside Jubilee Party is open to all local residents and will include a talent competition, magician, rodeo bull, crafts and an evening disco.

June 3: Join Barrow Steelworks Band for a rousing Jubilee service in Trinity Methodist Church, followed by lunch afterwards.

June 3: A “Big Jubilee Lunch” takes place at Barrow Park and everyone is invited to take a picnic to the park and join in the fun. The park will be decked with bunting and union jack flags will be given to children. Music will be provided by Attic/Unity in the bandstand from 12 noon to 6pm.

June 5: Barrow Raiders invites the whole community to a Jubilee Gala Day at the rugby ground.

There’s plenty going on for the whole family. Traditional gala games include egg and spoon races, a sack race, coconut shy and tug-of-war. Also, of universal appeal, don’t miss the opportunity to chuck wet sponges at Barrow Raiders directors in the stocks and test your skills in the cross bar challenge.

Other activities include a bouncy castle, dancing and musical entertainment, and face painting plus a range of food and refreshments, from a cake stall to barbecue. There will also be a beer drinking competition in the bar.

June 5: The Four Groves is holding a Jubilee party for the children and families in their area at Greengate Infants School Field, from 12 noon till 5pm. Entrance is £5 per child and all the children get a commemorative coin, food and a party hat. There is plenty of family fun on offer for all ages, including a bouncy castle and slide, an obstacle course, jousting and face painting. In addition to this children and their parents are invited to take part in traditional sports races, such as the egg and spoon and sack race, with medals and certificates up for grabs for the winning children and adults.

DALTON

June 3: Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in vintage style at this fabulous all day event which runs from 11am to 5pm at Railway Meadow, Dalton. Attractions on the day include a Vintage tearoom offering afternoon tea, a vintage and handmade fair, a full programme of vintage music, including the Swingaroo Sisters and Denis Horan and his Swing band. If dance is more your thing why not learn how to lindy hop with Pure Lindy? In addition to all this there is lots of entertainment laid on for children and families, including crafting taster sessions, a Punch and Judy show, miniature steam train rides and a children’s storyteller.

June 4: Newton Inn, Dalton. Day of fun and games, officially opened by Dalton’s new mayor Barry Doughty and town crier Alan Brown at midday.

MILLOM

June 1: An event is happening at Haverigg Lighthouse Centre.

June 2: Children’s activities in the playing field, a Street Party on Chapel Lane and Afternoon Tea at Captain Shaw’s Hall, Bootle, (from 2 to 4pm).

June 3: Picnic in Millom Park, from 2 to 4pm.

June 5: Sports Day and Jacob’s Join Lunch at Waberthwaite Village Hall.

June 5: From 3pm to 5pm the Methodist Church on Queen Street, Millom will be putting on a ‘Jubilee Tea’. The proceeds will go to the New Zealand earthquake appeal. The Millom Methodist Church had a ‘Royal Wedding Tea’ last year and raised £350 for the same earthquake appeal.

June 16: The Thwaites Gala at The Green will continue the Jubilee celebrations later this month.

ULVERSTON

June 1: In the morning French guests from Albert, France (Twinning Town) arrive to join in celebrations.

At 1.30 pm there is a Jubilee Tea Party at Croftlands.

June 1: The Coach House Café & Bistro, which opened recently at Ford Park, has a three course Caribbean Themed dinner with live music planned for the Friday night of the Queen’s Jubilee.

June 2: Combined Coat of Arms to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee displayed in the Town Hall Council Chamber.

10.30 am: Town Band assemble at Victoria Road Gardens.

11am: Town Mayor of Ulverston, Cllr Brenda Marr, opens the re-named and upgraded Jubilee Gardens.

June 2 to 5: Sir John Barrow Monument opens daily from 1pm to 5 pm.

June 3: Various Jubilee Street parties take place around the town throughout the day.

6.30 pm – 9.30 pm: Shakespeare Play, Macbeth, in Ford Park on the lawns at the back of Ford House.

June 4: At 8pm there is a ‘Churches Together’ prayer service at Birkrigg Common Community Picnic.

10.15pm: Lighting of the Bonfire Beacon on Birkrigg Common by the SW Lakes District Scout Group. The Queen will light the National Beacon in London at 10.30 pm and at the same time on Birkrigg Common there will be a fantastic firework display. The public is invited to take a picnic to the common earlier on in the evning from 6pm onwards, there will also be refreshments (hot drinks, doughnuts and burgers) available at the site on the evening. Anyone attending the Birkrigg Common event is requested to park at the bottom of the common and walk up, to avoid blocking the route up.

June 5: The Feature Youth Club Gala takes place at Lightburn Park throughout the afternoon.

June 5: The Coach House Café & Bistro in Ford Park is offering a traditional ‘High Tea’ to

celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

KIRKBY

June 1: A weekend bonanza of Jubilee events starts with a children’s party in the marquee on the Community Centre field at 5pm with magic tricks from Dave Simpson. During the party Lady Cavendish will present each child with a blue slate medallion from Burlington Slate Quarry.

l In March 1952 one of the all-time great musicals was released in cinemas – Singin’ in the Rain. The musical will be screened at 7.30pm at St Cuthbert’s Church, with ice creams available at 1952 prices.

June 2: Between 4pm and 5pm, brass bands will play a selection of music before a tea dance for the whole community, organised by Friends of Burlington School.

June 3: The whole community is invited to take part in a Songs of Praise, with organ accompaniment, in the marquee, followed by a buffet from 4.30pm.

June 4:The Gala Committee will host a community gala from 2pm to 5pm.

In addition to fell races, this is a day for the whole family.

St Cuthbert’s Church will house floral and nostalgic displays of photos and memorabilia throughout the weekend and bell ringing at various times.

There will be the usual Gala stalls and displays in the marquee and on the field: fun sports for children, Inside Out football speed shot, wellie wanging, coconut shy and gymnastics display.

For little ones: Punch and Judy, bouncy castle, face painting and games including “pluck-a-duck”.

For everyone: Gail’s amazing refreshments, barbecue and beer tent, Windermere ice cream.

New for this year: Local art display, donkey rides, chocolate fountain, plant stall by local garden centre, second-hand tool stall.

As part of the village Jubilee Celebrations, BOFRA members are invited to stay on for the evening:

8pm: Hog Roast (£4.99, buy tickets on the day), bar, live band ‘Oddsox’ (folk/pop) – free

10pm: Bonfire – free

10.30pm: Firework Display – free (voluntary bucket collection)

CONISTON

June 3: The Lakes village will celebrate with a Street Party during which the Jubilee Queen and Flower Girl or Prince and Pageboy will make a tour of the village in a decked pony and trap.

There will also be a Best Dressed House and Shop Competition (outside only to be judged).

Street entertainers and a band will perform during the afternoon party from 12-4pm along with other activities. Everyone is being invited to attend dressed in red, white and blue attire.

From 5pm Water Walkers will be available at the Boating Centre followed at 5.30pm by a flotilla to include the Gondola and Coniston Launch and private boats duly decked out for the occasion. In the evening there will be a dance at the village Institute with music from the past 60 years and a rolling film of villagers and activities that have taken place over those years will be on show.

June 4: A beacon will be lit on top of Coniston Old Man with the help of the Mountain Rescue Team members and Parish Councillors.

LOWICK

June 3: To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Lowick community are staging a very special picnic concert in the afternoon. The event takes place in the field next to The Farmers Arms, Lowick, and will feature the renowned UVHS Wind Band who will perform a first half of popular classics from screen and stage followed by a traditional Last Night of the Proms second half, together with audience participation and flag-waving!

The gates open at 1pm with music starting at 3pm. Members of the audience are invited to bring a picnic, refreshments, picnic blankets, chairs, tables and flags.

There will also be full bar facilities and a barbeque provided by the Farmers Arms as well as afternoon teas.

Other activities include a bouncy castle, face-painting, children’s races, a ‘make-a-crown’ competition, a jet-plane cockpit (provided by North-West Air Ambulance) and much, much more. All in all it promises to be a great afternoon out for the whole family. Admission is £5 adults, children free. All proceed go to the North-West Air Ambulance.

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