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Round-up of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee events in Caerphilly County Borough

Published in News at 12:07, Friday June 1st, 2012. Last updated at 16:01, Friday June 1st, 2012


Queen Elizabeth II will mark 60 years since her Coronation this weekend and people right across Caerphilly County Borough are getting ready with their celebrations.

Across Wales, more than 300 applications have been made for street party road closures and there will be plenty more that don’t need road closures. Two hundred beacons will also be lit across Wales at events organised by charities, communities and councils with eight beacons lit across Caerphilly County Borough.

St Sannan’s, the Parish of Bedwellty Church will holding a medieval festival in the day, culminating in the lighting of a beacon once the sun sets. Gelligaer Young Farmers Club will also be holding an event on Garth Hall Farm, where their beacon will take the form of a large bonfire.

In London on Sunday more than 1,000 boats will sail along the River Thames in a Royal Flotilla.

Among the many crews sailing will be Harriet Goddard a pupil at Lewis Girls School in Ystrad Mynach, who been selected to crew aboard ‘Challenge Wales’.

Harriet has been involved with Caerphilly Adventure Group (CAG) for a number of years.

Here’s our round-up of just some of the events happening across Caerphilly County Borough. If you’re holding a street party, we’d love to be able to feature your photos on the site. You can email them to [email protected]

Risca celebrates Jubilee in the Park
Tredegar Park in Risca will be joining the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee on Saturday June 2, with a and jam-packed free day out, full of fun to celebrate the royal occasion.

Everyone in the family can enjoy this exciting event, with live music, funfair attractions, and a teddy bear’s picnic. An event for all generations, the young and old can hum along to the harmonious sounds of local choirs and bands, or peruse the stalls for the perfect souvenir of the day.

Whether you are looking for an action-packed day of fun, or simply want to relax and soak up the atmosphere the Jubilee in the Park is an event for everyone. The free event is from 1pm to 7pm.

For more information contact the Events Team on 01443 866390 or email [email protected]

Llancaich Fawr
On June 4 and 5, Llancaich Fawr Manor House in Nelson will be transformed from a 17th century Manor to a French Chateau in occupied Normandy in 1944.

French Resistance training camps will be recreated and there will also be military reenactments.

In the evening of June 4, experience the glamour of a 1940s tea dance, with Big Band sounds and 1940s singer, Heather Marie, whilst celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and witness the lighting of the Diamond Jubilee Beacon.

Falklands veteran Simon Weston OBE will conduct the official opening of the WWII living history event on Monday at 11am.

Tickets are £10 per adult and £6 concessions and a family saver tickets (2+2) is £25. Tickets are available in advance to avoid queuing.

Contact 01443 412248 to book and collect your ticket at the door on the day.

Visit www.llancaiachfawr.co.uk for further information

Winding House Museum
The Winding House Museum in New Trdegar will be taking a look back over the decades the Queen has been on the throne.

From fashion to music, working life to social life, from the ‘50s to the ‘noughties’ – step through the decades to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

“Diamond Decades” runs from 10am to 5pm on Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5 and admission is free. There’s also the chance to see the historic winding engine in action as it will be running at 12pm and 3pm on both days.

Call 01443 822 666 or visit www.windinghouse.co.uk for more details.

Beacon set to light up Twmbarlwm
Cymdeithas Twmbarlwm is delighted to announce that it is holding a Diamond Jubilee Beacon event in celebration of the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II on Twmbarlwm on the evening of June 4 at 10.15pm.

Standing at 1,375 ft at the end of the Mynydd Maen ridge Twmbarlwm is the highest point south of the Brecon Beacons National Park and a well known sight throughout the region. As a landmark and vantage point it is possible to see, and be seen from, the English counties of Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset in addition to our Welsh County Boroughs of Caerphilly, Torfaen, Powys, Blaenau Gwent, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Newport and Cardiff.

For further information please contact [email protected]


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