Patchway Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee
Patchway came together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee to celebrate in style across the long bank holiday weekend. Residents flocked to events and even had their own street parties. You can see below how our community celebrated this special occasion. To see more images of our Jubilee events please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/patchwaytowncouncil
Thursday 2nd June 2022 - Beacon Bingo at Coniston Cafe
As a way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in partnership with Patchway Town Council, Coniston Community Association hosted a Jubilee Bingo and Cream Tea event. We saw 90 members of our Community come together armed with bingo sheets and dabbers and they all got to enjoy scones, cakes, fruit and more.
Prizes included a £25 Mall gift voucher donated by PTC as well as meals to be had in Coniston Cafe, room hire at Coniston Community Centre and crafts from Plodder Pals and other luxurious goodies. Bingo callers; Mayor of Patchway Town Council & Centre Manager Amelia Jackson worked together to make it a fun event for all.
We hope it was enjoyed by the whole Community and despite all the hard work, Amelia would love to run these fun events again for all to enjoy.
The image above shows the amount of people enjoying themselves at this Bingo night!
The Mayor of Patchway, Cllr Dayley Lawrence calls out the bingo numbers!
Bingo players checking their numbers whilst one of them is enjoying the cream tea on offer!
Thursday 2nd June 2022 - The Lighting of The Beacon at Bristol BMX Track
Once the bingo night had come to an end, residents gathered in the square at The Parade to walk down to the BMX track where Patchway's Beacon would be lit to celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty's reign. Led by the Mayor of Patchway, the procession were led down to Coniston road and all the way through to the BMX track. Once inside the track, the Beacon was poised to be lit with a bar on hand to serve the eagerly awaiting public some light refreshment. Patchway Town Council had organised a trumpeter to come and mark the occasion by playing a range of music specifically commissioned for the lighting of the Beacon. Once the clock struck 9:45pm, the Beacon in Patchway was lit and formed one of many around the UK and the commonwealth to be lit to mark this occasion. It was great to see many residents turn out in force and the poise and reflection given when the God Save The Queen was played, is a moment our community will never forget.
The crowds start to gather at The Parade for the candle-lit walk down to the Beacon.
The procession, led by the Mayor of Patchway, making their way down to Coniston Road.
The trumpeter, Tim Rabbitt, performing a selection of songs for the event.
Patchway Town Council's Ground Staff ignited the Beacon.
Patchway's Beacon looking glorious as the sun sets on a busy day of celebrating in Patchway.
Friday 3rd June 2022 - Music Festival at Scott Park
Lots of residents braved the conditions to come and see a whole day of LIVE music in Scott Park. As well as the music, there were a variety of food and drink vendors on hand to keep everyone refreshed. Throughout the day, the residents were treated to music from every era of Her Majesty's reign with performances by the D-Day Dollies and The Sundaes going down a treat! Local bands Silvertrain and The Smokin' hotshots were on hand to entertain the crowds. Forever Diamond Music, Tony Brewer and Emily Bragg all performed uplifting sets which pleased to crowd as the day went on. With the exception of the rain, the event was enjoyed by all and it was go to see our residents singing and dancing the day away!
The crowd starts to gather as the events gets underway!
Local residents enjoy some Jubilee themed fun whilst having some light refreshment!
As the day goes into full swing, so does the crowd of people!
The brollies were out in force for the rain!
Mayor of Patchway, Cllr Dayley Lawrence and Cllr Toni Scott enjoyed their ice creams in the Scott Park sunshine!
It was time to get up and dance with the Smokin' Hotshots!
Friday 3rd June 2022 - Free Firework Night at Scott Park.
Residents gathered in Scott Park despite the elements for a free to attend firework night, put on by Patchway Town Council and Dynamite Fireworks. The display was a spectacle to be hold lasting around 10 minutes with the fireworks going off to the songs from the last 70 years. The display could be seen as far as Severn Beach!
Action shot of the fireworks taken by Simon Stevens.
Saturday 4th July - The BIG Jubilee Quiz
Over 50 people came to Patchway Community Centre to take part in the BIG Jubilee quiz hosted by The Second Patchway Scouts Group. The event raised £117 for the Scouts, which will be used for their projects with young people in Patchway.
Sunday 5th July - Jubilee Street Party Visits
Patchway's Mayor, Cllr Dayley Lawrence, visited street parties across the whole of Patchway on Sunday 5th July. As he went around, he chatted with residents, was given some Jubilee food and even had taken part in some Jubilee themed games. The residents were delighted to see the Mayor and did not take their time when asking about pressing Council matters. It was great to see the community of Patchway really come together to partake in something very special! Below are some of the Mayor's favourite images from his visits!