Her Majesty, who celebrated her 96th birthday last week, came to the Throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.
The traditional Spring Bank Holiday, on the last Monday of May, has been moved to the following Thursday, June 2 – the 69th anniversary of the Queen’s actual coronation ceremony – with the following day designated a Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, giving Brits a four-day weekend to celebrate.
Events planned as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations so far include:
Family fun day, at Clipstone Social Club – Sunday, June 5, noon-7.30pm.
A whole day to celebrate, feating marching drums, a brass band, dance presentation, fair, princesses, Spider-Man, a stilt walker with balloon modelling, craft stalls, food vendoes, live music and a disco.
Kingsway Primary School, on Kingsway, is planning a whole school tea party.
A Big Jubilee Lunch is planned for Kingsway Park, Kirkby, on Sunday, June 5, from 11am-3pm.
A spokesman said: “We will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style with music, food and drink, stalls and activities for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring your picnics and blankets!”
Residents on Harworth Close are planning a street party on Saturday, June 4, from noon-8pm.
Apollo Bingo, Mansfield Leisure Park, is holding a members’ Platinum Jubilee street party, for over-18s only, on Thursday, June 2. Tickets are now on sale priced 50p. Doors open at 10.35am and admission includes a party hat, morning session, buffet lunch and Jubilee free gift if you play the main afternoon session, alongside live music from 11.20am from Craig Lindsay. And, the venue says, it is £10 ‘for all your bingo’, including the early session and main session.
Berry Hill Park is holding Jubilee Proms and Picnic on the Park on Friday, June 3, from 11am-4pm.
A spokesman for organisers Mansfield Council said: “It is a free event, with a brass band performance, entertainment, food and hopefully sunshine!”
Picnic on the Pitch, at Teversal FC – Friday, June 3, 2pm-late.
A spokesman said: “We plan to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee together with our local community. We are planning a day/evening of food, drink, music and traditional fun activities.”
The club promises ‘fun for all the family’, with traditional fun games and activities throughout the day and evening.