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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – What a Weekend!

Updated: Jun 10, 2022

The Parish Council was delighted by the fantastic atmosphere in the village over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend! It was great to see so many of our residents soaking up the atmosphere and taking part in the events.

Beacon Event

The Beacon lighting event was a huge success. Hundreds lined London Road, enjoying food and drink from local businesses and listening to our Town Crier, Mr Phillip Carr, Piper, Mr Steve Plumb and Bugler Mr Paul Chadwick. What a wonderful atmosphere, which culminated in the lighting of a beacon on top of St Luke’s Church at 9.45pm.

Our grateful thanks go to all the volunteers who helped on the night and in organising the event, Holmes Chapel Fire Station for overseeing the lighting of the Beacon, St Luke’s Church for allowing the beacon to be lit on its tower, the Partnership for helping the Parish Council fund the road closure, the Town Crier, Bugler, Piper, and local businesses. Thank you for creating such a memorable evening!

Photos courtesy of Holmes Chapel Fire Brigade, Mr Alex Davidson & Holmes Chapel Parish Council

Bell Ringing

On Saturday morning the church bells in St Luke's church were joyfully pealed for almost an hour, in celebration of our Monarch. This added to the happy atmosphere in the village centre over the weekend.

Photo Courtesy Cllr Mike Street

The Big Lunch

The rain did not stop play on Sunday! Our wet weather contingency plan came into action and all hands were on deck to get the leisure centre ready for visitors. Following a poignant Churches Together Service, we were delighted that so many residents came to have a picnic with us. Following the picnic, ‘Through the Decades Stalls’ were open in the large hall, with singing and dance as entertainment, plus virtual golf and a bouncy castle. There was lots of smiles and laughter as we celebrated Her Majesty the Queen.

Our grateful thanks go especially to Mrs Dorothy Davidson for leading the task group overseeing this event, plus the many stallholders and volunteers involved on the day. Thank you also to Rosie and Eleanor for providing delicious cakes, Sarah Williams for the lovely ice cream, the Acceler8 Clinical Research Band, the Churches Together team, those involved in entertaining the crowds and the Everybody Health and Leisure Staff for all their hard work on the day.

Photos courtesy of Mr Alex Davidson and Holmes Chapel Parish Council


The decorations around the village helped to create a wonderful atmosphere, especially the knitted Queen in the centre of the village, which has certainly put Holmes Chapel on the map and generated a lot of media interest. Thank you to all those who have decorated shop windows, homes, knitted and decorated the village. Also to Dane Sound Radio for organising the Rumble in the Jubilee and Commonwealth Flag trail!

Photos courtesy of Cllr A Armitt and Holmes Chapel Parish Council

The Parish Council has greatly enjoyed working with the community to support these wonderful events and we hope that our residents have greatly enjoyed them.


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