Nantwich Celebrates Queens Jubilee

Nantwich Town Council have released plans on how the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be honoured across the town.

Market on the square

The celebrations begin with Nantwich taking part in the lighting of the Queen’s Beacons, where thousands of beacons are being lit nationwide to celebrate this special occasion.

Lit beacon

The Nantwich beacon, two meters high, situated on the Square, will be lit at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd June, and will burn for around an hour. 

The beacon lighting will be accompanied by a full programme of entertainment including a cry from the Town Crier and the Song for the Commonwealth sung by Nantwich Choral Society.

On Saturday 4th June, residents are invited to a Jubilee Community Tea Party in the Town Centre.

An artisan market of over 40 stalls will fill the square, St Mary’s Church have tombolas and the sale of accessories, and The Cat Radio will be on hand to play music through the decades.

Between 12noon and 2pm, outside the Parish Rooms, Nantwich Town Council will be offering free tea, coffee and squash, along with cakes and biscuits supplied by Morrisons and there are gingerbread biscuits on offer for the children kindly donated by Chatwins.

Chatwins gingerbread

In addition, children can get their face painted by Hullabaloo Kids and Buckleys will be bringing a bouncy castle and don’t forget to pop over to Nantwich Methodist Church for a ride on the ‘Royal Train’.

Nantwich Market is getting involved and shoppers, making a purchase in the market on Saturday, can pick up a complimentary Jubilee reusable shopping bag.

Nantwich Town Council has decorated the town with bunting and commonwealth flags and the Nantwich Educational Partnership alongside Nantwich Museum and Retailers have come together to create a walking timeline around the town.  All shops and hospitality outlets are invited to decorate their windows to add to the occasion too.

Full details of events can be found online at Nantwich Town Council.