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Walsingham Celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Join in Walsingham’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations!

In June we are joining the whole country in celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!

You can download our Walsingham Jubilee timetable

On Saturday 2nd June 2-4pm  come to a Crown-Making Workshop with milliner JoJo in the Abbey Crypt. Come and make a special crown to wear at the Big Jubilee Picnic. Adults and children welcome (children under 12 should be accompanied).

On Sunday 3rd June we are holding a BIG JUBILEE PICNIC LUNCH with live music in the grounds of the Abbey, then that evening the Sea Cadets under the command of Canon Beau Brandie (who visit every year for the National Pilgrimage) will perform a mini tattoo and 21 gun salute in Common Place to mark the occasion, with LIGHTING OF THE BEACON on top of the village pump.

On Monday 4th June we are LIGHTING A GIANT BEACON on the Abbey Farm meadows, Sunk Road, as part of the official Diamond Jubilee Beacons, finishing off with FIREWORKS. Official time for our beacon to be lit (from the national organisers) is 10.15pm sharp. 

Help wanted: We need donations for our crown-making workshop – any buttons, old jewels and trimmings, ribbon, scraps of fabric, feathers, sequins, coloured card and the like, all gratefully received. Please drop donations at JoJo’s shop on the High Street or to Elaine Carter at Robin Hood Cottage.

Village commemorative mugs are now on sale at the Shirehall Museum shop, priced £6.50. Stocks are limited so we recommend you get yours soon to avoid disappointment. All children of school age in the parishes of Great and Little Walsingham will be receiving a mug as a gift, a great memento of this historic date.

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