Jubilee celebrations in Honiton

Find out where the jubilee celebrations are happening near you.

Flags will be flying across Honiton and district as residents join together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy from tea parties to concerts featuring local acts.

Kicking off the celebrations on Saturday, June 2, the street market will be taking on a jubilee theme and members of the public can enter a raffle to win a hamper of goods donated and sponsored by traders.

The Senior Citizens Centre will be holding a tea party and members will be able to look back and celebrate the last 60 years in Honiton in a special slide show prepared by Allhallows Museum from 1pm.

From 2-4pm, St Paul’s Church and the Baptist Church will be hosting free family tea parties and children’s activities.

This will be followed by a Hospiscare Jubilee supper evening in the Mackarness Hall from 7pm where visitors can enjoy a two course meal and a musical interlude by Trevor Bolshaw. To book call Mary Bolshaw on 01404 43196.

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Continuing the jubilee celebrations on Sunday, June 3 there will be a “bring your own” picnic at Allhallows Field for Honiton’s Big Lunch, which is being organised by local residents and Honiton Rugby Club, from 12pm.

There will be a Jubilee Evensong at St Pau’s Church at 6.30pm.

On Monday, June 4, Honiton Running Club will be hosting sports activities and games for children including fun races at Allhallows Field from 2pm.

To mark the jubilee weekend Combe Raleigh will be displaying photos, documents and assorted artefacts giving people a glimpse into the past.

Items on show include a register of births, baptisms, marriages, and burials dating back to 1653 as well as a rector’s private notebook. Many items have been loaned to the exhibition by Devon Record Office.

The free exhibition is being held from June 2 - 4 at St Nicholas’ Church from 10am until 5pm.

On Tuesday, June 5, the Millennium Green will be hosting a picnic and band concert from 2pm to 6pm.

Honiton Memory Cafe will be hosting a tea party at the Methodist Church for its members from 2pm until 4pm.

To celebrate the Queen’s official birthday the Honiton Town Council has organised a concert featuring local talent on Saturday, June 9, at St Paul’s Church, starting at 7pm - 9pm.

Entertainment includes Honiton Town Band, sketches from Honiton Players, a George Formby act by Emily Miller, sketches and songs by Honiton Pantomime Society, Sweet Honi Soul Choir, piano playing by Christine Toothill and violin playing by Paul Roberts, of Classic Sounds.

The event is free but to avoid disappointment tickets are available in advance from the town council offices, the Tourist Information Centre, St Paul’s Church, Honiton Community Church and Allhallows Museum.

Tickets are available on the door but are subject to availability.