Jubilee weekend in Padstow 2012


PADSTOW’S calendar of events for the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations has been published, along with an appeal for any coronation memorabilia for a display at Padstow Museum.

The town will begin its celebrations with a special Empire Day with refreshments at the museum on Thursday, May 24.

There will be a special display of artefacts from the time of the Queen’s coronation in 1953.

Anyone with anything that dates from those early years of the Queen’s reign is welcome to bring it along to make the display more interesting.

There will also be a series of exhibitions in the Church Rooms, ranging from children’s craft to art and cookery displays as well as a 60-year retrospective of local organisations.

All local businesses are being urged to participate, with red, white and blue themed window displays.

The town will be decked with flags in the market place by the Blue Ribbon and Old Oss, as well as around the quayside by the RNLI.

On Saturday, June 2, Padstow School will host a family fun event and commemorative Diamond Jubilee mugs will   be presented by Padstow Mayor Teri Walters to local children.

There is a concert in the evening at the Methodist Chapel at 7.30pm.

On Sunday, June 3, Father Chris Malkinson will officiate at a Songs of Praise-style event at the bandstand and boats will be “dressed” for the occasion.

A Vintage Jubilee Parade and Tea Treat will take place at Prideaux Place on Monday, June 4, at 2pm.

Everyone is invited to attend, dressed to represent something from 1952 to 2012. Participants should assemble at the Lawn Car Park.

This will be followed by the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon.