As a way of celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 96th birthday, North Wootton Village Hall
has announced a whole weekend of events to mark the Platinum Jubilee.
There is a long standing tradition of celebrating coronations and jubilees in North Wootton
and the village hall has played its part in many of them – it was even the televisual hub for
the Coronation of Her Majesty The Queen in 1953. Thanks to a grant from the National
Lottery Community Fund, this tradition can continue and the Platinum Jubilee Weekend
has been announced.
In partnership with North Wootton Parish Council, North Wootton Village Hall has planted
seven trees on Cranmer Avenue – one for each decade of the Queen’s reign. A plaque
commemorating the planting of the trees which now form part of The Queen’s Green
Canopy will take place at 5pm on Thursday 2nd June.
Later that evening, North Wootton Village Hall will join a network of more than 1500
beacons being lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and UK Overseas
Territories. At 9:35pm, Piper Geoff Taylor from the City of Norwich Pipe Band will play ‘Diu
Regnare’ – a unique tune especially written for the Platinum Jubilee. Elaine Croker, a
bugler from King’s Lynn Town Band” will play ‘Majesty’ at 9:40pm which will officially
announce the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacon. The beacon will then be lit at
9:45pm to the song ‘A Life Lived With Grace’, which is being performed at beacon lighting
ceremonies up and down the country as a musical tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.
On Friday 3rd June, Wootton Park Association will be holding a Platinum Jubilee Picnic On
The Park between 10am and 5pm. There will be live music and DJ sets, as well as stalls and
Concluding the extended weekend will be a Platinum Jubilee Party between 10am and
5pm at the village hall. Live music performances from Swervy World and Claire Scollay will
take place throughout the day, there’ll be village fete style games to play, food and drink
(including The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Tart), and everyone is encouraged to
dress for the occasion – fancy dress, union flag attire, or 1950s style.