Alfreton’s Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Fri 3rd June 2022

Alfreton’s Platinum Jubilee beacon was lit during a ceremony at the town’s brand new £13.2m special school.

The Mayor of Alfreton, Councillor John Walker, lit the beacon at Alfreton Park Community Special School at 9.45pm on Thursday (June 2).

Thousands of other beacons were at the same time in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Before the lighting of the beacon, those in attendance enjoyed performances by Alfreton Treble Clef Choir and Alfreton Male Voice Choir. A piper also played ‘Diu Reginare’.

The event kick-started Alfreton’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which will take place in various locations around the town.

On Friday (June 3) at 2pm, there will be a Service of Thanksgiving at St Martins Church, Church Street.

Party in the Town! will see live musical performances take place at Alfreton House, on the High Street, on Saturday (June 4).

A number of performers, including Sarah Bright and Jake Mann, are scheduled to take part in the event, which will take place between 2pm and 9pm.

Two events will take place on Sunday (June 5) – starting with A Royal Teddy Bears Picnic in Alfreton Park.

The event will take place between 11am and 5pm, and there will be a number of different activities and competitions taking place.

Finally, Alfreton’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will draw to a close with a performance by Death of the High Street at Alfreton Cricket Club, Wingfield Road, from 7pm.

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