More Diamond Jubilee Plans Revealed

The group organising the Diamond Jubilee celebrations on St Mary’s have revealed more about their plans.

Richard Larn from the Jubilee Street Party Steering Committee said they now have a clear timetable for the events on Tuesday June 5th.

The Rotary Club will be running their annual Family Fun Day on Holgate’s Green, with stalls, games, food and drink as well as two new bouncy castles.

Richard says the building company Kier have made a sizable donation to allow the Rotary club to buy a new, large castle, as well as a smaller ‘tots’ one, which will also be available to hire for parties during the year.

The fun day will close at 4.00pm, rather than the usual 5.00pm, to allow helpers from various organisations on the islands to set up a long trestle table along the length of The Strand.

Tables will be decorated and food and refreshments will be prepared in the Church and Methodist halls. There’ll be music laid on and the celebration will go on until 7.00pm.

All the helpers will be identified by their special Diamond Jubilee T-shirts.

Richard Larn

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Richard Larn discusses the plans on Radio Scilly

Richard says the Five Islands School are being very helpful, running a cake competition and getting kids to design a poster for the event.

Members of the school football club will also be helping out as part of their community work to attend the Olympic football event.

Richard says a commemorative plaque will be unveiled on the newly refurbished Coronation Shelter, to match the original one on that building.

The Steering Group are anticipating about 250 people attending but Richard says it’s difficult to know accurate numbers with visitors being welcome to join in too.

And as a lasting memento of the event, Richard says they’re hoping to present all local youngsters with a special, commemorative mug.

They’re also hoping to provide each resident child a Diamond Jubilee mug.

The organisers are still looking for more volunteers to help set up on the day and would welcome donations towards the running costs from any local businesses or hotels.

Anyone wishing to help or to donate should contact Murray Hodgson or Richard Larn.