Our congratulations to His Majesty who will be crowned King, alongside his Queen Consort by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, 6th May 2023.
The White Lion will be open from 10am on Saturday with the Coronation Ceremony being screened from 11am.
Weather permitting, you are also invited to a picnic in Bernards’ Place at 1.30pm – 4.30pm, more details HERE.
On Sunday, 7th The White Lion will be open from 12 noon and will be screening the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle from 8pm in the evening.
Across the country, many events are taking place to mark Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort’s Coronation celebrations. Last week, the Department for Culture Media and Sport commissioned a short film for primary school-aged children, explaining the history and significance of the Coronation….
Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are gifting all children of the Parish aged 16 years and under with a souvenir coronation mug. For those children attending Broadwindsor School, Councillor Rowland Hibbard, Chairman of the Parish Council will be presenting mugs at school on Friday 5th May. For children who do not attend Broadwindsor School, mugs will be available to be collected at two Coronation Events:
• Sunday 7 May, from 2.00 pm – Blackdown House will be hosting a Coronation Event for Blackdown and Burstock residents.
• Sunday 7 May, 3.00 pm-5.00 pm – DrimptonVillage Hall will be hosting a Coronation Cream Tea. (Please note that it is a booking only event as seating is limited, contact Viv on 01308 868005)
In addition, a small number of mugs will be available from Broadwindsor Community Stores from the week commencing 8th May for those who have not been able to collect from the above. Please do get in contact with the Clerk if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations for the weekend begin tonight with the lighting of the Beacon.
The photograph shows the ironwork created and donated by village resident & craftsman, Rob Hedditch. This will be attached to the pole of the beacon before it is lit this evening. Thank you to Rob!
Tilly Jardine will be performing on her bugle. Pip Cadwell, caretaker of the beacon since 1997 will light it 🙂
The newly formed Broadwindsor Platinum Jubilee Choir will have their debut performance singing ‘A Life Filled With Grace‘ simultaneously with choirs around the world at 9.45pm. They will perform it again on Saturday afternoon.
The specially prepared Beacon tarts (learn more HERE) will be available at The White Lion afterwards for a free tasting – it is on a first come, first served basis so be quick!
Note: there are not many Souvenir Programmes left – some in the pub and the last delivery was made to the shop yesterday! The Chairman will have some on sale tonight.