On 2nd June 2022 Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate the unique milestone of being on the throne for 70 years. No other monarch has reached the Platinum Jubilee.
There is a long history of celebrating milestones such as Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations. In 1897 Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated, in 1977, 2002 and 2012 celebrations took place for the Queen's Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees and in 2016 Her Majesty's 90th birthday.
Celebrations will take place across the weekend of 2 - 5th June across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth Countries.
Saltash Town Council is starting the Platinum Jubilee weekend with an historic beacon lighting event.
On Thursday 2nd June 2022 the Mayor of Saltash will light the beacon at 9.45pm in unison with the rest of the UK and Commonwealth.
At 2pm the Town Crier will read the proclamation on Fore Street celebrating our Queen's 70 year reign.
Come and watch the civic parade march down Fore Street from Victoria Gardens at approx. 8.45pm and follow the parade down to the main events.
Or start the evening at Jubilee Green and watch the parade arrive.
Saltash choirs will sing the 'Song for the Commonwealth' and we are welcoming members of the public to join in. The song can be found at https://www.commonwealthresounds.com/qpjb/a-song-for-the-commonwealth/ and the lyrics are available to download in the pdf section of this webpage.
The evening will end with a bang with a firework display at 9.50pm.
Be a part of this historic occasion!
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As part of local plans to celebrate the Queenís Platinum Jubilee, from April 30th until June 12th, Saltash Town Council has teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free story-trail in and around Saltash. This innovative experience letís family choose what happens in the story and is completely contactless, with anyone with a smartphone being able to take part for free. Players will not only discover cute characters along the route, but they also get to see them burst to life in augmented reality and take selfies and record videos with them!
The Queenís Platinum Jubilee Beacon Trail is located at seven stops around the town to visit, positioned so that families can discover Saltash and itís hidden gems. Families will be guided on their trip by Sir Barnaby Beacon as he visits seven memorable and magical friends, like Charlie Crown or Theadora Throne, who have come to life from Buckingham Palace and gone on a trip to see Saltash.
The trail takes about forty-five minutes to complete but can be completed in more than one visit. Itís completely free for families and groups to take part in
The trail works without the need for families to download or sign up to anything.
The trail runs from April 30th to June 12th. To find out more about the trail, visit the website: https://www.saltash.gov.uk/platinumjubilee/index.php and www.jubileebeacontrail.com