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Gerrans & Portscatho Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Update 5 May


Update 5th May 2022

Our preparations are gathering pace! Here’s how you can get involved…..

On Thursday 2nd June from 2-4pm in the Memorial Hall the Café Roseland team will be serving delicious cream teas to any older parishioners who may not be able to attend other Jubilee events. All are welcome. If anyone would like to lend a hand or bake scones, please contact Cynthia Calton – tel: 01872 580593, email: cynthia_david.calton@hotmail.co.uk

The Jubilee celebrations will be launched in Cornish and in English by our two town criers, who will then proceed into the centre of Portscatho to announce the Jubilee Beacon. This will be lit at Pednvadn at 9:45pm. For safety reasons spectators will not be able to access the field but the blaze will be spectacular from afar!  If you are able to donate any pallets; please contact Chris Pope tel: 07502 088536, email: chrispope56@gmail.com

On Saturday 4th from 1:30 pm all children are invited to a craft session on Gerrans Green, where they can make crowns. After this the town criers will lead a procession to Tatam’s beach for sporting activities at about 3pm. To help out please contact Will Gill tel: 07794 430037, email: jubilee@willgill.co.uk

A children’s tea party will follow on The Lugger at 4pm. If you’d like to assist or donate sandwiches or cakes, please get in touch with Beryl Thomas tel: 01872 580080, email: beryl.kenya@gmail.com   The presentation and sale of Platinum Jubilee mugs will take place during this event.  Please inform Chris Pope of the names of children under 16 who live in the parish, as they can receive one free. Any spares may be purchased on a first come first served basis at £10 (cash preferred). To reserve one please contact Kate Greet, tel: 07557749163, email:kategreet@gerransparishcouncil.org

On Sunday 5th from 1pm everyone is invited to join in a Big ‘Bring Your Own’ Lunch on The Lugger.  Local hostelries will be providing extra attractions and Du Hag Owr will perform – as they did for the G7 – at 2pm.

Please note that road closures have been approved from 9am to 9pm on both Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June but the tables will be removed at around 6pm each day.

St Gerrans church is organising a flower display and exhibition, and in the evening there will be a festival evensong, led by Roseland Churches’ Choir. This will start at 6pm and include music from between the reigns of the two Elizabeths (I and II). Throughout the summer you can also visit Gerrans Parish Heritage Centre’s exhibition “70 years in the parish”.

Donations will be invited at all our events to go towards a community legacy project, which will be decided after the celebrations.

Watch out for more exciting information on noticeboards, Roseland Online, Facebook etc.  A programme of events will be available from Monday 23rd May.

1 Comment

  • Very disappointing our very young children are being exposed to this royalist propaganda. The royal family bring nothing but shame and embarrassment to the British people. I’ve just returned from France, and believe me we are a laughing stock.

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