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This time next year the country will be building up to celebrating Queen Elizabeths Platinum Jubilee. There is to be an extra bank holiday making the period Thursday June 2nd to Sunday the 5th a really long holiday weekend. The Archive now looks back nine years when, in June 2012, Stewkley celebrated the Diamond Jubilee in style: events day after day. Celebrations commenced as the children of St Michaels School walked to the Church for a service of celebration, most in royal costumes. June 2nd, the final of the four days, was celebrated as the actual day of the Jubilee. There was a grand parade along the High Street that attracted a big crowd and the Rec became like a giant fairground, enlivened when the President of Stewkey Women's Institute came face to face with our MP John Bercow, the then controversial Speaker of the House of Commons.
The 49-minute film produced for the Stewkley Film Archive will be presented on YouTube from 6pm on Thursday. Links to the widescreen production for Smart TVs or computer and tablet screens will appear here and in the Grapevine.
In advance, below is some imagery from the celebrations
Buckinghamshire, England: During its five-day run on YouTube (April 23-27), the video Over Our Dead Bodies that tells the story of Stewkleys Great Airport Campaign that concluded successfully 50 years ago was viewed more than 850 times, suggesting it was seen by over 1,500 folk.
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