Jubilee Celebration

Midhurst Town Council, working in partnership with Easebourne Parish Council and the Cowdray Estate, are delighted to be hosting a Jubilee celebration for residents on Saturday 4th June, to mark the momentous moment in our history with Her Majesty The Queen reaching the milestone of a 70 year reign and celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.

Join us on Saturday 4th June in front of the historic Cowdray Ruins for an afternoon of fantastic entertainment from local singers, choirs, dance troupes, magicians and bands.

 

There will also be a fantastic range of British food and drink to purchase from a range of local businesses, fairground rides, face painting and craft activities for the children and a range of artisan stalls to explore.

Parking will not be available on site, North Street Car Park is a short distance from the site along the Causeway. If you are a blue badge holder please email eventsofficer@midhurst-tc.gov.uk and we shall try and arrange allocated parking.

To mark the special occasion, why not take the opportunity to get dressed up? A prize will be awarded to the Best Dressed Female, Male and Under 16 on the day!

Jubilee Beacon Lighting

We are proud to be part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated  Activities on June 2, 2022 

 

Midhurst Town Council, working with Easebourne Parish Council has announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of  Thursday, June 2, 2022. 

The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend. 

The Beacon will be lit at St Ann’s Hill, and it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.  

In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes. 

 

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said; “ Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth  They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events. 

“ For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.” 

Midhurst Town Council’s Chairman Carol Lintott said; “ We are proud to be part of this momentous celebration. It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music. We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.” 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated  Activities have been conceived and organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek and his dedicated team. 

 

For more information or interviews please contact JESS BROWN-FULLER by emailing eventsofficer@midhurst-tc.gov.uk

 

Timeline for many Beacons lightings, although events might change at individual locations 

  •   At 2pm hundreds of town criers and 50 Pearly Kings and Queens will announce a specially-written Proclamation heralding the lighting of the beacons later that day.
  •   At 9.35pm local time across the UK and Commonwealth, traditional and Northumbrian pipers and pipe bands will play Diu Regnare, a unique tune specially written for the occasion  by Piper Major, Stuart Liddell, the world’s leading piper.
  •   At 9.40pm buglers linked to local beacon lightings across the UK and the capital cities of the Commonwealth will officially announce the lighting of the beacons with a  specially written bugle call, entitled Majesty.
  •   Then at 9.45pm exactly local time, and to coincide with the lighting of the beacons, community choirs across all nations will sing together.