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Queen's platinum jubilee summer picnic planned for Fordingbridge

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PLANS are underway for a community picnic in Fordingbridge to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee in the summer.

Fordingbridge Events Group and the town council are working together to host the event on 2nd June, with support from local Rotarians.

The family celebration will begin at 3.30pm and include live music, children’s activities and a duck race as well as food and refreshments.

A community picnic will take place to mark the Queen's jubilee (55291864)
A community picnic will take place to mark the Queen's jubilee (55291864)

The event will involve the installation of a new beacon at the town’s recreation ground, which will be lit at 9.45pm as part of a country-wide event.

A hornbeam tree will also be planted as a lasting reminder of the jubilee.

Nicky Jenkins, chair of Fordingbridge Events Group, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating the jubilee and working to create a terrific community event. If anyone wants to get involved with the event or our group please get in touch.

“Everyone is welcome as we have a variety of jobs that need doing but if you’re prepared to roll your sleeves up with all kinds of practical jobs, we really want to hear from you – for this event and several more that we are planning for 2022.”

Anyone who can help is asked to email fordingbridgeevents@gmail.com

Members of the public are also asked to share artefacts and memories of previous jubilees for an exhibition at Fordingbridge Museum.

Manager Jane Ireland said: “There must be many people who attended these celebrations and have photographs or items that they could make available to the museum.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who would be willing to share their recollections of attending.”

Call 01425 654322 or email jane@ireland59.f9.co.uk

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