Something for everyone as jubilee celebrations count down

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CAISTOR is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a two-day festival – Caistor Goes....Diamond.

The sparkling event opens at 11am on Sunday, June 3, with a large display of vehicles representing the Queen’s lifetime – 1926 to the present day – on the main streets.

There will also be a programme of free entertainment at three separate venues throughout the day, with something to appeal to everyone.

The town will be hosting its own Big Lunch event in the park, from 1pm-3pm, sharing in a community event happening right across Britain.

Everybody is invited to go along with picnics to be part of this special celebration, with a royal fancy dress competition and donkey rides for the children.

One of the highlights will be a flypast by the BBMF Hurricane and during the evening there will be entertainment in the Market Place with live music.

For those who have the stamina, the festival continues the next morning with a 10k run, organised by Caistor Running Club, starting at 10am.

As the final runners return to the Market Place, some of the area’s finest young musicians take to the stage in the parish church to perform an attractive programme of pieces written during the Queen’s reign.

A light lunch will be served in the church from 12 noon and tickets can be purchased in advance from Caistor Post Office.

At 3pm Alan Dennis will lead one of his popular walks around the town, appropriately with a Royal theme, and at 6pm a Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen will take place in the parish church.

The two-day festival, part-funded by the National Lottery Awards for All, draws to a close at dusk with the lighting of the Jubilee beacon at the Montessori School.

For further details contact Alan Caine on 01472 851674, email alncn100@gmail.com, or Brenda Hartill 01472 851577.