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An unprecedented royal celebration is on its way as the country prepares to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

After a 70 year reign, beacons will be lighting up across the UK on the four-day Bank Holiday.

Thatcham is gearing up for a colourful commemoration and has organised a series of events.

Thatcham mayor John Boyd and deputy mayor Jeff Brooks have voiced excitement in celebrating Her Majesty in Thatcham.
Thatcham mayor John Boyd and deputy mayor Jeff Brooks have voiced excitement in celebrating Her Majesty in Thatcham.

There are four main elements of the celebration, with a beacon lighting kicking off the fun and a community-wide artistic commemoration project.

The beacon lighting will take place on June 2 at 9.45pm and a Platinum Jubilee event will be held on June 4.

A series of community events have been allocated to occur across the bank holiday weekend, with street parties encouraged to take place on June 5.

A legacy tapestry project, coordinated by deputy mayor Jeff Brooks (Lib Dem, Thatcham West) will be an ongoing commemoration where anyone and everyone can offer up their artistic skills.

The multi-material art piece can feature creations of any medium, from crocheting and cross stitch to photography and painting.

In the 45 scenes depicted, 15 will feature events that have occurred within the royal family, creating the top row of squares.

In the second row will sit 15 scenes depicting historical events that have happened in the UK.

And the final 15 scenes of two feet squares will be events from around the world, which will sit on the bottom row.

Thatcham mayor John Boyd (Lib Dem, Thatcham, Colthrop and Crookham) said that given the events are dedicated to “the longest reigning Queen ever” it is something that the council wouldn’t want to miss celebrating.



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