On 6 February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives took place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June. The bank holiday provided the opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.
The four days of celebrations included public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service. Wyre Council were delighted to mark the occasion in style, with a weekend full of events across the borough for everyone to enjoy.
Our amazing programme of events included:
Wednesday 1 June
- our Through the Decades exhibition in the marquee at Poulton Civic Centre
Thursday 2 June
- Through the Decades Exhibition in the Marquee at Poulton Civic Centre
- Garstang Town Crier delivered the Platinum Jubilee Cry
- free outdoor theatre - Alice in Wonderland at the Mount, Fleetwood
- beacon lighting at the Mount, Fleetwood with entertainment
Friday 3 June
- a Terrific tea party at the Civic Centre in Poulton for over 80 of Wyre’s most isolated residents. Residents from local care homes were invited and we worked with local NHS services to identify people in the community to come along
- be "Royal for a day" at Fleetwood Market. Festivities and creative Jubilee art and craft workshops, the ‘Royal gallery’ and throne for photo opportunities, complete with crown, sceptre, robe and even corgis! Families took a ‘Royal tour’ around the market in a horse-drawn royal carriage
- free outdoor theatre - Alice in Wonderland at Vicarage Park Community Centre Poulton
- our Through the Decades exhibition
Saturday 4 June
- free outdoor theatre - Alice in Wonderland at Millennium Green, Garstang
- our Giant Jubilee picnic at Millennium Green, Garstang
Other events across the borough
There were also some other amazing events also being organised by parish councils, groups and neighbourhoods across the borough, including beacon lightings, music concerts, tea dances, family fun days and street parties.
Platinum Jubilee Events 2022 image gallery
Watch our video of all the event highlights!