Jubilee events in St Ives, Hilton, Fenstanton and Hemingfords

Details of Jubilee events in the St Ives area.


THE town street party celebrations kick off at Market Hill on Saturday, June 2, between 10am and 4pm where there will be a host of activities, including food tasting, face painting and live music. There will also be a fly-past by a Lancaster bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

On Bridge Street visitors will be able to browse a range of charity stalls, listen to music and watch dance displays by St Ives schools and dance clubs.

There will also be free creative workshops for children where they will be able to make shields and other items. These run from 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm.

Hill Rise Park will be the venue for Sunday’s celebrations (2pm-10pm) where some of Huntingdonshire’s finest musicians will perform a concert, including the town’s West End star Leanne Jones. The free event will have a licensed bar, hog roast, curry stalls, ice-cream van and a bouncy castle. Expect a fireworks finale.

You can also head over to Warner’s Park for the Big Lunch (12.30pm-3.30pm) – which is being organised by Friends of Warner’s Park.

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ALL Saints’ Church will be the official host for the St Ives Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and Beacon Lighting on Monday, June 4.

The churchyard will be transformed from 8.30pm for a street party and barbecue after a celebratory service of hymns and thanksgiving starting at 7.30pm.

Then, at 10.15pm, St Ives will join 4,000 other locations across the UK to light a beacon to mark the occasion.

The street party will include a human fruit machine, the town stocks, bell ringing, cake stall and family games.

ON Monday the bank holiday market will also be in town and St Ives Corn Exchange is the place to be on Tuesday, June 5, where the Queen’s parade in London will be televised on a big screen.

DEALERS at the Hyperion Antiques Centre in Station Road will be dressing up on Saturday, June 2, for afternoon tea and hope you will join them.

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will also be a competition offering a �60 gift voucher for identifying and valuing six objects, one from each decade the Queen has been on the throne.


A PACKED weekend of events begins on Hilton Village Green at 11.30am on Saturday, June 2, where families will be able to bring along a picnic and enjoy a performance of Roald Dahl’s The Twits, performed by award-winning touring open-air theatre company, Illyria. The show will raise money for East Anglia’s Childrens’ Hospices (EACH).

Tickets for are �8 for three to 14 year-olds and �12 for over 14s from www.illyria.uk.com, e-mail potterhilton@tiscali.co.uk or call 01480 831986

Following the performance, weather permitting, a fly-past from a World War II Lancaster bomber from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will take place.

On the Monday the village will be holding a Companion Diamond Dog Show on the village green with judging starting at 11.30am.

After the show, starting at 6pm, there will be music and a barbecue on the green until 10pm when the Jubilee Beacon will be lit.

There will also a flag festival and a jubilee archive exhibition.

INFORMATION: For more details and other events, see www.hilton-village.com


THE George pub has a fundraising Jubilee Fair on June 2, starting at 11am.

There will be stalls selling craft goods, preserves, bric-a-brac, football memorabilia, knitted goods, and a competition to guess the weight of the rubber band ball.

There will also be a balloon race with a prize for the balloon travelling the greatest distance, and a barbecue will be running throughout the afternoon.

Jo Heafield, who works at the George, is organising a ‘Great British Bake-off’.

All profits will be donated to the Poppy Appeal and Alzheimer’s Research.

INFORMATION: To have a stall e-mail gilldartford@hotmail.co.uk or contact Jo Heafield at the George. Stalls are �5 for village organisations/residents and �10 for others.

AT Fenstanton United Reformed Church the Knitters and Natters group has been busy making decorations for the Queen’s jubilee celebrations.

The group will be holding a bring and buy sale at its meeting on May 29 for the East Anglia Children’s Hospice while the church is holding a cream tea on the Sunday, June 3, from 2.30pm. To book e-mail jeanding@talktalk.net

Pictured: Fenstanton Knitters & Natters with their Jubilee Dangles.


THE Rule Britannia Diamond Jubilee Concert at St Margaret’s Church begins the celebrations at 7.30pm on the Saturday (suggested donation �5) before the focus for the village switches to the Playing Field on the Sunday.

Between 1pm and 5.3pm expect games – tug of war, toddlers’ race, slow bike race – amongst the entertainment, stalls, crafts stocks and a visit from a Queen.

Also on the Sunday evening the Axe and Compass pub will be hosting live music and hog roast.

St Margaret’s will also be decorated by the Flower Guild. Refreshments will be served in the church on Monday, June 4, 11-5pm.