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Platinum Jubilee Events guide for across Shropshire as the nation celebrates

The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 across the UK and the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II on February 6 1952.

Events are being planned across the region to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Events are being planned across the region to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum jubilee and the nation is preparing to celebrate with events taking place across Shropshire celebrating Her Majesty's historic reign.

The Platinum Jubilee this year marks Queen Elizabeth II's fourth, after she celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977, her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Below are a list of events running up to the Platinum Jubilee central weekend which takes place from June 2 to June 5.

List of events:

May 27

An English Coronation - St. Chads Church, Shrewsbury, SY1 1JX

Shrewsbury School Community Choir with musicians from Shrewsbury School will mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by singing and playing music associated with the Coronation Service over the years.

June 2

Beacon lighting in Telford Town Park - Town park, Telford, TF3 4EP

A beacon will be lit to mark the jubilee in Telford's town park.

'Best of British' Film Festival - The Orbit independent cinema, Wellington, TF1 1BY

The Wellington Orbit will be marking the occasion with its own ‘Best of British’ film festival.

From Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5, it will screen a collection of films representing the best of the British film industry throughout the period of Her Majesty’s reign – with the films covering the themes of royalty, Britishness and social change in Britain over the past 70 years.

Newport Beacon Lighting Ceremony - St Nicholas Church High St, Newport, TF10 7AY: 9pm

Newport Town Council will be holding a beacon lighting event to mark the occasion.

The event takes place on Thursday, June 2, and will include a Jubilee proclamation from the town crier, as well as a performance from a Military Wives Choir at St Nicholas Church from 9pm.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Train - Severn Valley Railway, Number One, Comberton Place, Kidderminster, DY10 1QR - Running until June 5

'The biggest Queen’s Platinum Jubilee party outside of London across our 16 mile line.'

Travel behind the purple locomotive No. 70 ‘Elizabeth II’, 2999 Lady of Legend and Class 52 Western Queen and see the SVR in all its regal glory.

There will be activities for everyone with rock 'n' roll booming from jukeboxes, a vintage fairground, an array of vintage vehicles, a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster performing flypasts everyday.

Exclusive Beacon Banquet evening dining experience and Jubilee beacon lighting at The Engine House

Party on the platform on Friday (rock ‘n’ roll band) and Saturday night (Elvis Presley tribute) at Kidderminster (additional charge applies).

Enjoy High Tea in our premium 1930s dining carriage behind No.70 Elizabeth II (additional charge applies).

Wem Platinum Jubilee Celebrations - Beacon Lighting - Wem Recreation Ground, Park Road, Wem - 9pm - 10pm

Witness the lighting of the Wem Beacon to commemorate the momentous occasion.

Hear music from Wem Jubilee Band, and Shawbury Military Wives Choir

June 4

The Big Lunch and live streaming on big screen - Telford Town Park, Telford, TF3 4EP

Live coverage of the Platinum Party at the Palace.

Midsummer fair - All Saint's Church, Wellington, TF1 1AP

Wellington’s Midsummer Fayre will take place at the All Saint’s Church on Saturday, June 4, with a royal flavour to mark the historic event.

Wem Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Party in the Park - Wem Recreation Ground, Park Road, Wem - 12pm - 10pm

Live music and entertainment will be available, where guests are encouraged to come and join the family event, bring a picnic, take part in the fancy dress competition and enjoy the entertainment and activities throughout the day.

Westfest 2022 - Westbury

The village of Westbury will be hosting ‘Westfest 2022’ for the occasion, with the event taking place on Saturday, June 4, featuring live music, food, and a host of family entertainment.

June 5

Concert and community picnic - Telford Town Park, Telford, TF3 4EP

Concert in the park and community picnic at Telford Town Park.

Jubilee Carnival - Welshpool

Welshpool Town Council will be holding a Jubilee Carnival from noon on Sunday, June 5, with people invited to create Jubilee-themed floats for the parade through the town.

Platinum Picnic - The Larch Barn, Six Ashes Nursery, Bridgnorth Road, Shropshire, DY14 8JF

A relaxed atmosphere café with amazing views and tasty food.

Raise a glass to HRH with a special afternoon tea or platinum picnic.

Entertainment and stalls.

June 12

RAF Cosford Air Show 2022 - RAF Cosford, WV7 3EX: 8am - 7pm - ticketed event

The RAF Cosford Air Show will be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a range of activities on the day.

An action packed six-hour flying display will on show including appearances from iconic vintage aircraft, showground attractions for all the family to enjoy, a Coronation village where guests can enjoy a pint in the pub, enjoy treats and join in with sing-a-longs and dancing with live entertainment provided throughout the day.

Tickets can be booked on the RAF Cosford website:

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