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Hungerford, Kintbury and Lambourn all prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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As the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend approaches, we look at how Hungerford, Kintbury and Lambourn are planning on celebrating over the bank holiday weekend.


Phil Cannings photographed the Queen at Kintbury St Mary
Phil Cannings photographed the Queen at Kintbury St Mary

Thursday, June 2 – Jubilee Beacon lighting

Join in the lighting of the Hungerford Beacon at the Triangle Field at 9.45pm, in conjunction with beacons across the country. The rugby club bar will be open from 8pm. Food (burgers, bacon rolls, sausage rolls and vegetarian options plus hot drinks) will be available and Hungerford Town Band will be playing.

Sunday, June 5 – Jubilee picnic and entertainment

There will be lots of joy and celebration at The Croft Green (between the tennis club and the Croft Club) and the Croft Field (next the canal).

Bring your own picnic, rugs and chairs (but not your dogs please). You can stock up with goodies for your Jubilee Picnic at the Food & Artisan Market on the Croft Field from 10am to 1pm.

And you can grab a barbecue, pizza and beer at The Croft Club from 1pm.

See below for the Make & Bake Competition Classes.

10am – 1pm: Jubilee Make & Bake Competition Entry Drop-Off at the Food & Artisan Market, Croft Field

12pm – 7pm: Bar, barbecue & Pizza at The Croft Club

2pm – 7pm: Jubilee Picnic on the Croft Green opened by the Mayor

2pm – 7pm: Borough Arms Bar outside The Croft Hall

2pm – 7pm: Live music, Croft Green

2pm – 5pm: Stalls and Activities, Croft Field

2.30pm: Make & Bake Competition Winners announced, Croft Field

3pm Tug of War Tournament with Hungerford Rugby Club (bring your team or join a team on the day), Croft Field

4pm Children and Parent Races with Hungerford Scouts, Croft Field

To get involved please email jubileehungerford@gmail.com

Make & Bake Jubilee Competition classes

1.Hungerford’s Platinum Pudding

2.Three scones (sweet or savoury)

3.Decorate a Jubilee Bonnet

4. Make a Posy for the Queen

5. Create a picture illustrating a part of the Queen’s life (maximum size A4, any medium).

Age Categories

Under 11 yrs, 11 – 17 yrs, 18 yrs & over

How to Enter

Please bring entries to the Jubilee tent at the Hungerford Food & Artisan Market between 10am and 1pm on Sunday 5 June.


Phil Cannings photographed the Queen at Kintbury St Mary
Phil Cannings photographed the Queen at Kintbury St Mary

Friday June 3 - Tea and cakes

The Old Vicarage in Church Street is hosting tea and cakes and an open garden on the Friday, June 3 from 2.30pm - 4.30pm.

Saturday June 4 – Jubilee Summer Fair

The event will be held at Kintbury Football Club and Kintbury Jubilee Centre.

There will be a bar, disco, bbq, games, raffle, activity for the kids and stalls.

It will take place on Saturday June 4, from 11am until close. Stalls open 11am till 3pm.


Friday, June 3 - Picnic in the Park

A Picnic in the Park will take place at Lambourn Sports Club, Bockhampton Rd, Lambourn, from 12noon.

Go along and enjoy live music, a hog roast, bouncy castle and rodeo bull.

There will be a prize for the best dressed gazebo.

Make a scarecrow of the Queen – entries to be judged on Saturday, June 4.

Make a cake fit for the Queen – cakes to be displayed at the Memorial Hall on Sunday, June 5.

Take a walk round the beautiful village of Lambourn and spot eight faces of the Queen.

Enjoy a free cream tea on Sunday, June 5 at the Memorial Hall, Oxford Street, Lambourn, RG17 8XP from 3pm-6pm. Bookings only. Please call Julie on 07840780345.

Entry forms available now from Market Hair, Lambourn and must be completed and returned by Wednesday, June 1.

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