Queen Elizabeth II – Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

HER MAJESTY Queen Elizabeth II commemorates 60 years reign over the UK and as Head of the Commonwealth in June 2012 and we are getting an extended bank holiday to celebrate (2nd to 5th June).

Some places have begun to organise their celebrations (although details are still being finalised).

EASINGTON: A party will take place for everyone at Easington Youth Club on Monday 4th June. The day’s entertainment will include a disco, puppet shows, games, races – and lots more! Watch out for the posters! Food will be FREE for the over 70s and the under 16s. Information provided by Eastend News and Diane Horncastle.

HEDON: Market Hill will be the venue for the celebrations on Monday 4th June starting from 5pm onwards. Festive stalls and traditional hog roast will set the scene. A local jazz band and dance group will perform, there will be competitions for the family and a very hotly contested tug-of-war competition between teams from different local pubs. The town beacon will be lit and a firework display is being organised. 

The Town Council is making arrangements for a special commemorative coin to be given to local school children.  Information provided by Jim Lindop. See more information.

KEYINGHAM: On Saturday 2nd June, a Diamond Jubilee Dance, will take place at Keyingham Village Hall. 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s music from 7.30 – 11.00 pm. £8.00 per ticket which includes supper, but bring your own drink. Fancy dress optional. Tickets available from Caroline 01964 603059, or Cora 01964 623440. Proceeds towards St. Nicholas Church Roof Fund.

The main village celebrations will start at noon on Monday 4th June. This will take place on the Saltaugh Road Playing Fields and will be a fun afternoon for all the family. You will be able to bring your own picnic while enjoying, amongst other things, sports and games (including tug of war so start training your team of 8 now!), stalls, hoopla, paintballing. Please check the village Forward magazine for more details. Funds need to be raised for the events, mainly via the car boot sales at Boyes Lane. Information provided by Seaside Radio and Pamela Cornwall.

PATRINGTON: A Street Party will be held in Market Place from 1pm – 4pm on Monday 4th June. There will be a barbecue, tombola and fun-run organised. Information Patrington Parish Council.

PAULL: The village beacon will be at the centre of Paull celebrations. It has been registered with the Pageantmaster for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons. It will be one of the 2,012 beacons to be lit. The official lighting time for the Paull Beacon is 10:26 pm on Monday 4th June 2012. Her Majesty The Queen will be lighting the National Beacon in London at a round 10:30pm that night. Information provided by Paul Cross. See more information.

ROOS: Saturday 2nd June – A Street Party will be held on South End Road between the Memorial Institute to South Park. The street will be decorated with bunting and flags. A special service will be held in All Saints Church and the new church bells are expected to ring out in celebration! In the evening a Summer Dance will be held on Roos Playing Field with live music. Roos Parish Council will present a commemorative mug to all children in the parish. Information by The Rooster.

THE FOLLOWING PLACES have all registered with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons and will be lighting theirs between 10pm and 10.30pm on Monday 4th June 2012.

Places registered with Jubilee Beacons are (from North to South):

  • Elstronwick – Front Lane
  • Preston – Land in front of the Fire Station
  • Hedon – Market Hill
  • Halsham – Church Tower
  • Withernsea – Central Promenade
  • Paull – The Village Hall (The Crown)
  • Sunk Island – Willow Tree Farm

Lighting Times:

10:15pm: Town and Parish Council’s will light their beacons.

10:20pm: Churches will be lighting their beacons.

10:26pm: Charities, voluntary organisations and individual households are asked to light theirs.

10:30pm: Her Majesty The Queen will light the National Beacon at 10:30pm in London, following the BBC Concert that night.

What has your area organised to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee? Let us know at hu12@gmx.com and we will add it to the official events here.

Find out more about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee from the official website at:


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Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and founded the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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