WANTAGE & GROVE UNITE FOR QUEEN & COUNTRY
Volunteers, business owners, clubs & groups from Wantage Town and Grove Parish have come together to organise the Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee celebrations for the communities of Wantage, Grove and surrounding villages to be remembered by generations.
Initial discussions earlier this year between members of Grove Diamond Jubilee committee and Wantage Town Council gave hope to the thought that the two communities will come together for this once in a lifetime celebration to provide an outstanding event over three days from June 2nd to June 4th.
St.John Dickson, Wantage Town Councillor and Chris McCarthy, Chairman of Grove Rugby Club who are leading the arrangements said, “We are pleased to see so many local groups, clubs, individuals and small business owners showing an interest in being involved. We all want the celebrations to offer something for everyone to make people proud of where we live”.
Frank Parnell, Chairman of Grove Parish Council & Charlotte Dickson, the Mayor of Wantage are also both fully behind the united celebrations.
Action meetings for the events in both Wantage & Grove have been taking place regularly, so if you are interested in being involved as a volunteer or you have a group or club who wants to put on a stall, display, sporting event please get in touch with us via the website WWW.WAGJUBILEE.CO.UK You can also join the WAGJUBILEE Facebook group to find out what else is going on!
St.John and Chris commented, “We are confident that the people of Wantage & Grove want and deserve celebrations they will remember for years to come. This is a community event and everyone who wants to be involved can be. Wantage recreation park, Wantage town centre and Grove recreation ground will be the key locations for the celebrations over the three days. You should expect live music, sports events, stalls, demonstrations and crafts, games, floats, parades, refreshments, fun fairs and much, much more. Now is the time to get involved so please get in touch”.
History of Wantage & Grove... your stories & photos
Many local residents, business owners and councillors are working together to make the three day Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Wantage & Grove at the beginning of June, an extended weekend never to be forgotten.
The commemorative programme is carefully being put together and we are looking for historic articles of interest to be included, to tell the story of Wantage & Grove over the past 60 years since Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne. Of particular interest would be memories of how the Queen‟s Silver Jubilee was celebrated in the town.
Articles & photographs will be welcomed to build a picture of how things were and how things have become as they are today in our home town & village. Please submit articles & questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lisa Auchinvole at tfd gym on 01235 772995 if you don‟t have access to email.
The deadline for collating and printing is Friday 24th February for information to be received.
There will also be limited advertising space available in the A4 programme, so if you have a local business and are interested in placing an advert please email email@example.com with your enquiry.
The events are really getting exciting now with more and more people bringing excellent ideas to the table. A brief run down so far...
Fri. 1st June: Shush the Venue, Queen tribute act from 8pm.
Sat. 2nd June: Wantage recreation ground - live music, games, children‟s sports day, hot food and fun and games for all the family.
Sun. 3rd June: Wantage Town square is hosting the "Great Lunch" with an array of events including a fancy dress parade, live music and lots more within the town centre to make sure everyone enjoys themselves.
Mon. 4th June: Grove recreation ground (rugby fields) - "It‟s a Knockout" for everyone to take part in, craft tent, live local music and lots more including the grand finale fireworks.
To get involved, host a stall, help on the day; bring a group for displays & fundraising or anything else please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WE NEED YOU!
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June we plan to transform Wantage & Grove with more bunting than you’ve ever seen before! The events, spread over three days, are set to get every age group within our area involved in all the fun throughout the Half Term weekend.
WE NEED YOU to spread the word among your friends, family, social groups & clubs
WE NEED YOU to get in the spirit & join in the fun events for all ages over the three days
WE NEED YOU to get your friends together to promote a group, club, charity or business
WE NEED YOU to get your bunting out and decorate your houses & cars from 1st June.
**Prizes for the Best Dressed House and Best Dressed Shop**
Saturday 2nd June at Wantage recreation ground
- Children’s Sports Day - Enter in advance or on the day - Email: email@example.com
- Fairground, Stalls and Much More Entertainment
- Race Night at Wantage Civic Hall - supported by Stan James
Sunday 3rd June in Wantage Town Square
- Grand Fancy Dress Parade - Kings and Queens Through The Ages. [5-18 yrs with prizes for age categories] - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Big Lunch/Picnic – Bring your own food or use the Hog Roast, Burger Bars, Stalls or shops in the Town Square - Free cake for every child!
- 4 Legged Beer Race around six pubs in the town for 18 yrs & over Email: email@example.com
Monday 4th June at Grove recreation ground (rugby fields)
- ‘It’s a Knockout’ Giant Inflatable Games for 14yrs and over with foam, costumes & hilarious fun - Team Entries Now Open - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parade around Grove. Promote your club at the Grove event. Themed for each Decade of the Queen’s reign.
- BMX & Skateboard competition at the Skate Park – Enter on the Day
To host a stall on any of the days email: email@example.com
To advertise in the official programme email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expect more events & fun over the three days to include, Live bands & DJ’s, Funfair, Scouts March, Hog Roast, BBQ’s, Dance Demonstrations, Games for Toddlers, Teenagers & Adults who still think they’re Teenagers, Craft Tent, Beer Tent, Dumper & Digger Corner, Football Challenges, Tea Dance at Shush, Games Tent, Fireworks & so much more!
Thank you for visiting www.wagjubilee.co.uk