Appleton Parish Council Jubilee Events

<a title="go to Appleton Parish Council website (opens in new window)" href="http://parish read” target=”_blank”>Appleton Parish Council, which covers an area including Appleton Thorn, has announced a number of local events which it is supporting or sponsoring to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

On Saturday 2nd June, Appleton Independent Methodist Church has organised a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ style event at the Appleton Parish Hall on Dudlow Green Road. Tea and coffee will be provided and you are asked to bring along a cake to share with others.  Singing will be a mix of spiritual and secular songs and some prayers will be said for Her Majesty.

The War Memorial in Appleton Thorn has been refurbished as part of the Commemoration of The Queen’s Jubilee and also in memory of the late Councillor Mr. P M Stansfield.  A separate memorial stone, marking this refurbishment, will be unveiled on Sunday 3rd June at 10:15, prior to the regular St. Cross Church Service at 10:30.

At 10:15pm on Monday night (4th June), the Diamond Jubilee Beacon, on High Warren Reservoir,  will be lit as part of the international chain of beacon lighting around the world. More than 4,200 beacons are expected to be lit, making it  the longest beacon chain attempted yet.

The beacon lighting will be followed by a 10 minute display of  fireworks, which has been specifically designed to be viewed from a distance. Members of the public are discouraged from entering the vicinity of the display, for safety reasons. It is expected that the show will be visible across the sponsoring Parish Council areas of Appleton, Stockton Heath and Walton.

Chill out after previous festivities with a family picnic on the Lumb Brook Millenium Green on Tuesday 5th June.

A barbecue  will be available for use, but bring your own food with you.  Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

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