CAISTOR Goes Diamond for two days of celebration this coming bank holiday weekend.
Programme for the Caistor Goes Diamond Jubilee Festival: (liable to last-minute changes by organisers):
Sunday, June 3
11am – Festival opens with a display of more than 60 vehicles from throughout the Queen’s reign, plus stalls across the town centre.
11am-5.15pm – Programme of entertainment in:
South Street Park: including donkey rides, food from Tommo Tucker, magic from Nutty Norman, music from The Cover Girls, Caistor Yarborough Academy, and Gyoko Taiko Drummers as well as a performance from Britain’s Got Talent entrant and dog display team Klever Kainines.
Horsemarket: Nutty Norman, John Pape (electric blues guitariest) Richard and friends music from around the world, The Barefoot Angels, belly dancers and Sylvia Fang.
Market Place: All-day transport festival.
11am-1pm – The Big Jubilee Lunch in the Park. Take along a picnic and a blanket.
12 noon and 3.30pm – Arts and Heritage Centre: The Divas in Concert.
3.20pm – Battle of Britain Hurricane flypast.
5.15pm – Fancy Dress Competition with a Royal Theme, sponsored by The Settlement, in the Park. Two age groups: Up to and including 11 and 12+, including adults.
5.30pm – Service of Rededication for the Queen Victoria Pump and crowning of the lion in the Market Square, led by the Rev Canon Ian Robinson and Mayor John Burns Salmond.
5.45pm-9pm – Entertainment continues in the Market Square, with performances from Caistor Primary School, The Midnight Ramblers, Daisy Bettany-Ryley, Grasby Jive Group, The Brazillains, The Caesars, The Earthbound Misfits Spectacular.
Monday, June 4
10am – The Sting in the Tail 10k Race. Go along and support the 200 runners as they return to the centre of Caistor for the finish in the Market Place (first runners expected home from 10.30am).
12 noon – Lunch in the Parish Church.
1pm – The Diamond Jubilee Lunchtime Concert at St Peter and St Paul Church. The concert will feature some of the area’s most talented young musicians performing an attractive programme of music written during the Queen’s lifetime. A buffet lunch will be served from 12 noon and tickets priced at £4.50 (£2 for children) which includes lunch should be purchased in advance from Caistor Post Office.
3pm – Victorian Caistor. A guided walk around the centre of Caistor with Alan Dennis, setting off from the Lion in the Market Square.
6pm – Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, conducted by the Rev Canon Ian Robinson in St Peter and St Paul Church.
9pm – Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon at the Montessori School. To form part of the chain around the country. Organised by Caistor Army Cadet Corps and sponsored by Tesco. Free refreshments. Beacon lighting takes place at 10pm.
l There will be some road closures around South Street, High Street, Horsemarket, Plough Hill and the Market Place on those days.
l Bin day is now Tuesday, June 5. Do not put bins out until Monday night as it will disrupt the Caistor 10k.
l Buses will not run through Caistor between Sunday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 5.