Greasley celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS: Monday 4th June - a day to remember!
A full programme of events has been organised by numerous public spirited organisations and individuals across the parish. The daylong celebrations are open to all to attend.
A BREAKFAST JUBILEE WALK...
7.30am - BEAUVALE PRIORY
Starts from Beauvale Priory and meanders pleasantly through some of Greasley's famed country returning to The Gatehouse Tea Rooms where a breakfast menu will be available. The perfect way to start the party day.
(Tea / coffee + toasted teacake £2.50. Pot of tea / selection of coffees £1.75. Bacon / sausage cob £2.50). Booking advisable, but not essential.
Leader Jeff Catherines. To book contact 01773 710682.
GREASLEY ST. MARY'S PARISH CHURCH OPEN DAY...
10.00am - 4.00pm - GREASLEY ST. MARY'S PARISH CHURCH
Open day at this beautiful historic church. Displays, refreshments and TRIPS up the TOWER for a panoramic view across the green fields of Greasley.
Tower trips £4 per adult, children £2.
Best to book in advance 07580 564073 or email email@example.com
SPORTING AND CREATIVE FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY...
10.00am - 12.30pm - GREASLEY SPORTS & COMMUNITY CENTRE
(Promoted with the support of the Beauvale Guides and Scouts, Mr & Mrs Bettinson of Beauvale Manor Farm, the Moorgreen Residents Association, Moorgreen Colts FC and staff at the Centre)
FUN CHILDREN'S SPORTS...
Obstacle, Flat and Hoop races for under-7's and under-11's. Registration for events from 10.00am. Events taking place throughout the morning. Also including fun have-a-go games such as welly-wanging and horse shoe tossing.
DECORATED CAKE COMPETITION...
Classes for under-12's and adults. Decorate your cake with a right Royal design. Registration from 10.00am in the Sports Hall, judging at approx. 11.00am.
JUBILEE FANCY DRESS...
Classes for Best King and Queen in under-12's and adults. Registration from 10.00am in the Sports Hall, judging at approx. 11.15am.
PENALTY SHOOT OUT...
Throughout the morning youngsters from the Moorgreen Colts FC will demonstrate their spot kick skills on the Multi Use Games Area. A chance for parents to have a go as well. Registration from 10.30am.
Something a little different for the Beauvale recreation ground courtesy of Beauvale Manor Cross Country Course.
SWEETS & TREATS...
from the Guides tuck shop, plus hot drinks from the Parish Hall.
TRADITIONAL FAIRGROUND GAMES...
Hook a Duck and more.
CHILDREN'S MAGIC SHOW...
At the conclusion of the games and competitions (approx. 11.30am) local Magic Circle member DON CHAMBERS presents his magical show in the Parish Hall.
THE PARISH RIDE: Take a tour of the parish on a classic Red London Bus complete with Period Bus Conductor...
12 noon onwards - around the parish of Greasley
Ride around the parish of Greasley in an iconic London red bus!
Throughout the afternoon a classic old red London Bus will be touring the Parish offering an unforgettable experience for up to 64 passengers on each journey. The bus provided by Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd., will also feature its very own Period Conductor, so you can experience the classic London Bus ride just how they used to be!
Suggested route and map...
FRANKIE MARTIN CHARITY CONCERT...
Booking essential. Tickets £10. Telephone: 01773 710682.
One of the highlights of the Greasley Jubilee Day will be a concert by renowned Kimberley vocalist Frankie Martin. In an extraordinary project last year he raised a total of £141,402 for Help for Heroes.
And he did it in record breaking fashion by singing in 366 shows - in 366 pubs - in 366 towns - in 366 days!
At the conclusion of his Great British Pub Tour Frankie commented, "The simple human kindness of the people of this nation is astounding.
"This has been my most exciting and important tour ever. The great British pub raises more money for charity than anyone realises. I wanted to help promote that fact that while doing what I can for the many brave British service personnel who have stood firm, stood proud and done their duty whatever the cost."
His tour experiences could fill a book - in Yardley Hastings a complete stranger personally donated £1,000 to help break the £100,000 barrier, at St David's he found himself singing with the entire South Wales Male Voice Choir and in his home town of Kimberley supporters raised £3,352 the highest single total on the tour.
He performs for the Jubilee in The Gatehouse Tea Rooms from 3pm till 5pm, and booking is essential, tickets are £10. Telephone: 01773 710682.
SPECIAL JUBILEE PEAL OF BELLS...
6.00pm - 7.00pm - GREASLEY PARISH CHURCH
THE PARISH PARTY at the HORSE & GROOM, MOORGREEN...
12 noon - 11.00pm - HORSE & GROOM
After a morning of games and competitions at the Greasley Sports and Community Centre, the emphasis shifts to Moorgreen in the afternoon, where a multitude of exciting events, attractions and entertainments throughout the afternoon and evening will take place at Moorgreen's Horse & Groom, including a Hog Roast, Bouncy Castle, Pony Rides (courtesy of Beauvale Manor Cross Country Course), Games, Music and Football Competitions. The provisional programme is as follows...
WELCOME, HOG ROAST, BARBECUE, BOUNCY CASTLE, STALLS, GAMES, RIDES.
6.00pm - DUO: KELLIE LEIGH and CHRIS ROBIN take the Jubilee Stage.
7.00pm - 7.45pm - KELLIE LEIGH Sings Western
Local professional singer Kellie Leigh, originally from Hucknall, has wowed audiences up and down the UK for over 10 years. She has performed at such prestigious venues as the Dorchester Hotel and Leicester Square theatre in London's west end.
Kellie is an experienced entertainer not only in her own well known show as "Kellie Leigh" but also as a tribute act to her idol "Patsy Cline."
She will be one of the stars of Greasley's Jubilee Day and will be appearing live at the Parish Party being staged at The Horse & Groom, Moorgreen. An act not to be missed.
For more information about this talented entertainer visit her website.
8.15pm - 9.00pm - LISTEN TO SOUL MAN, CHRIS ROBIN.
9.00pm - GREASLEY JUBILEE GROUP CHARITY PRIZE DRAW...
A Charity Prize Draw organised by the Greasley Jubilee Group in support of The Royal British Legion and the Ryan Lee Trust will take place, with some fabulous prizes to be won including Two Nights with Old English Inns, a BMX bike, Lifestyle Gym Membership and much much more!
Tickets for this fantastic Charity Prize Draw are just £1 each, or £5 for a book of tickets and are available from numerous local sources including The Horse & Groom, Greasley Sports & Community Centre and The Gatehouse Tea Rooms.
The list of prizes so far announced include...
- TWO NIGHTS AWAY (Old English Inns)
- BMX BICYCLE (Mick Brown Cycles, Eastwood)
- LIFESTYLES GYM MEMBERSHIP (Greasley Parish Council)
- TOILETRIES (Boots the Chemists, Giltbrook)
- TEA FOR TWO (The Gatehouse Tearoom, Beauvale Priory)
- TEA FOR TWO (The Gatehouse Tearoom, Beauvale Priory)
- BOTTLE OF WHISKEY (G8 Stores, Newthorpe)
- HAIR VOUCHER (NUDU, Newthorpe)
- MODEL HELICOPTER (PBM Racing, Newthorpe)
- CAKE (The Sandwich Shop, Newthorpe)
- CHOCOLATE BOX (The Cob Shop, Giltbrook)
- POST BOX MONEY BOX (The Post Office, Giltbrook)
- MEAL VOUCHER (The Hayloft, Giltbrook)
- MEAL VOUCHER (The Fish Bar, Giltbrook)
- CAKES & BISCUITS (The Hovis Bakery, Watnall)
- PERFUME (Mrs Willimott, Watnall)
...with more still to come!
9.15pm - KELLIE LEIGH and CHRIS ROBIN IN HARMONY.
9.45pm - ANNOUNCEMENTS.
10.00pm - 10.25pm - HAYLEY DOBSON LEADS THE SINGING OF THE BEST OF BRITISH ANTHEMS...
Hayley Dobson leads the audience in patriotic songs culminating with The National Anthem.
10.25pm - THE BIG COUNTDOWN TO LIGHTING THE BEACON
10.26pm - LIGHTING THE JUBILEE BEACON...
Greasley forms part of the national chain of beacons linked to Buckingham Palace as the nation celebrates.
10.27pm - FANTASTIC FIREWORKS FINALE...
A spectacular aerial display of fireworks sponsored by Greene King.
Enter into the spirit...
Everyone in the parish is encouraged to enter into the Jubilee spirit and create a party atmosphere by decorating their house, their garden, a window or their car - whatever they wish.
The Moorgreen Residents Association will be holding an inaugural Scarecrow competition in gardens throughout Moorgreen.
The Jubilee Group is indebted to Caunton Engineering of Moorgreen for the design, construction and erection of a special Jubilee brazier to enable the parish to be a part of the national beacon chain.
The Group happily acknowledges the generous support of The Newthorpe Free Family Festival and also Nottinghamshire county councillor David Taylor.
Special thanks also to the businesses and shops in the parish who have supported the Jubilee Raffle with gifts of goods and services.