|Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Here’s the full programme of events in Topcliffe & Asenby over the Platinum Jubilee weekend. If you want to print off a copy of the leaflet produced by the village jubilee celebrations group, follow this link.
Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June
Street and House Decorations – It’s hoped that all Topcliffe & Asenby households will embrace the party vibe and help transform the two villages into a brightly decorated royal wonderland with bunting flags and other decorations. It’s suggested that house decorations should go up by Wednesday 1 June and remain in place until at least Tuesday 7 June, but longer if you wish. The best decorated house in each village will be chosen on Saturday 4 June, starting at 9am and there’ll be a prize for the winners.
Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June
The Angel celebrates the Platinum Jubilee – There’ll be a special celebration at The Angel between 12 noon and 5pm on Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June. Activities will include a bouncy castle, treasure hunt, games and live music. Vintage harmony duo, The Cherry Tones, will perform songs from across the seven decades of the Queen’s incredible reign. These promise to be a family-friendly, feel-good days out. Free Entry for all.
Saturday 4 June
Platinum Jubilee Party in the Park – This is the main event of the weekend and will be held on the Playing Field in Topcliffe. There’ll be live music, an inflatable assault course, family fun… and an ice cream van will be on site. Families will be invited to take part in a flat green bowls competition at the adjacent bowling green. Those attending are invited to make a donation towards the cost of putting on the event. Collection boxes will be positioned at the gate.
Gazebo pitches can be pre-booked for a fee of £10 via Jenny Bumby on 07840 468672.
It will start at 2pm and everyone is invited to come along with their own picnic and drinks to enjoy an afternoon of fun.
Wendy and Louise Bumby are preparing afternoon teas for those who would prefer not to have to make up their own picnic. The teas must be pre-ordered by Wednesday 1 June and a form is included in the leaflet recently delivered to each home, or on Top Residents Facebook page. Forms can be left in the box outside Jenny Bumby’s house at Rangimarie, Long Street. Or call 01845 577358. The price is £5 per head and the tea will consist of sandwiches, a savoury, scone and cake.
Children are invited to attend the party in their own homemade monarch’s crown and there’ll be a competition to find the best on the day.
Saturday 4 June
A view from the tower – Throughout the afternoon there’ll be an ‘open-church’ event at St Columba’s for visitors to look around the church and enjoy refreshments. The church tower will be open for guided tours for those who wish to see how the village looks from above in its Platinum Jubilee colours.
Sunday 5 June
Platinum Jubilee Sunday Brunch – Brunch will be served in the Village Hall from 10am to 12 noon. There’ll be a full range of breakfast buns, cakes and a plentiful supply of hot and cold drinks. There’ll be Sunday newspapers available and all money raised will go to help maintain the Village Hall.
Paintings on a royal theme by children attending Topcliffe Academy (and any other children who care to enter) will be on display and they’ll be judged to pick winners from each age group. The best crowns will also be on display.
Sunday 5 June
Platinum Jubilee Choral Evensong – A service bringing the Platinum Jubilee Weekend to a close will be held at St Columba’s Church at 6.30pm. The service will be followed by refreshments. It’s hoped that our two villages might find this a nice way to close the extended weekend’s celebrations. Everyone is warmly invited to attend.