Here’s a list of some of the Platinum Jubilee-related events in Rutland, in date order, with links to further information where available. Events will be added to the list as we are informed of them.
Before the Jubilee Weekend:
14 May – 11 June & 9 July – 13 August 2022.
1952 – A Year to Remember: Temporary Exhibition.
Rutland County Museum, Oakham.
A special exhibition celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee . As well as exploring the accession of Queen Elizabeth, the exhibition looks at many of the other historic events and firsts that occurred during 1952. The exhibition includes a selection of memorabilia, objects, photographs, and newspapers from 1952 to help take you back to a pivotal year in our recent history. More information at http://www.rutlandcountymuseum.org.uk
Two major groups of volunteers will decorate Ketton village, starting on 23 May. One, The Ketton Knitters, will display specially prepared knitting on key sites in the village. The second group of volunteers are making extensive lengths of bunting in red, white and blue to be hung from prominent buildings and other significant locations. See Ketton News on Facebook and Nextdoor Ketton. Contact Sinclair Rogers
During the Jubilee Weekend:
Floral Tribute at Oakham Castle. Contact email@example.com .
Whissendine: a time capsule will be buried. It will hold details of the 2022 jubilee celebrations, some notes from 1953 about the coronation day in Whissendine, and details of clubs and societies in the village. Contact Sue Lammin, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Luffenham: The Village Hall is giving every school aged child (aged 4-16) in the village a commemorative mug.
Oakham, 2nd, 4th and 5th June: Jubilee Celebration at Cutt’s Close.
Thursday 2nd June: Including Beacon Lightings
The Ketton village beacon will be lit at 9.15pm on Thursday 2 June. The beacon is located near Holmes Farm, Aldgate, Ketton. Some refreshments will be available.
The Hambledon Village Beacon event. 12 flares will be positioned around the village signpost, opposite St Andrews Church in Hambleton. The Parish will gather on 2nd June from 8.45pm onwards outside the churchyard to socialise and await the lighting of the flares and listen to the bells being rung. It is intended to sing the National Anthem. Refreshments will be served.
Stretton: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Field Party, BBQ and Beacon/Bonfire. This event will be held in Peter’s Field, Stocken Hall Road with gates opening from 3.30pm, Celebrations starting from 4.00pm – live music starting from 5.30pm culminating with the lighting of the Beacon/Bonfire @ 9.15pm. Contact Sue Armstrong-Brookes
Uppingham, The Elms Estate: The High Sheriff of Rutland Geoff Thompson will join The Elms Residents Association to plant a commemorative oak sapling on The Elms estate Uppingham. In total 4 saplings derived from acorns from trees in Delville Wood , Longueval, France part of the Somme battlefield site. The Elms streets are all named after former Uppingham residents and workers who served in the Great War. More information through this link. Contact email@example.com
North Luffenham: 800pm, Inter-Street Tug o’ War at The Fox, starting at 8pm.
Followed by North Luffenham’s Beacon Lighting at The Fox at 9.45pm.
Friday 3rd June:
The Ketton Village Choir will lead a musical evening with other musical groups and solo artists taking part. There will be community singing for all of us to join in. This event will take place at Ketton Sports and Community Centre where the bar will be open. See Ketton News on Facebook and Nextdoor Ketton. Contact Sinclair Rogers .
South Luffenham: Party night in The Boot pub. Contact Tracy Steward .
North Luffenham Jubilee Fun Day! At The Oval, starting at 12 noon. Including Dog Show 2pm, Tug o’ War 3pm, Live music at The Fox 8pm.
Saturday 4th June:
Rutland County Show all day at the Rutland Showground, off Oakham Ring Road. This is Rutland’s traditional annual County Show, but adjusted this year to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
13:30 – Parade of children in 1950s dress or dressed for a coronation.
2-4 – traditional playground games and model steam engine display
4-5 – ‘ Bring your own plate’ party on the Sports Field
6.30pm – Hog Roast and Barn Dance at Whissendine Sports Club. Tickets £5 from Whissendine Village Shop or The White Lion.
Contact Sue Lammin, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Luffenham: Jubilee coffee morning in the Village Hall. Contact Tracy Steward .
2pm: a Parade starting in Church Lane, ending at the Community Centre.
3pm: Main event starts at Greetham Community Centre; live music, vintage cars, bring-and-share afternoon tea, tombola, field games. Bar open. Evening BBQ.
North Luffenham Horseshoe Hunt. More information and entry forms from The Fox.
Sunday 5th June:
Ketton Jubilee Lunch and Fete
The White Bread Trust, a village charity, is funding a HOG ROAST that will be free for up to 400 residents of Ketton. This will start at 12 noon at Ketton Sports and Community Centre (KSCC) where the bar will be open. A well known local ice cream maker will also be present. In the afternoon a village fete will be held at KSCC with children’s games and other activities. Some stalls selling books, a bottle stall and a raffle will be there, too. See Ketton News on Facebook and Nextdoor Ketton. Contact Sinclair Rogers.
Hambleton Thanksgiving Service and Village Tea Party
5th June at 3pm: Thanksgiving Service in St Andrews Hambleton followed at 4pm by the Hambleton Village Tea Party along the private lane outside the Village Hall – everyone to contribute to the food and socialise outside. More information on the Hambleton Village Facebook page. Contact email@example.com .
Whissendine: 2.30 -4.30 tea and cakes at St Andrew’s Church
5pm Songs of Praise at St Andrew’s Church.
Contact Sue Lammin, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Luffenham: Songs of Praise in the church, a parade from the village green and arriving at the parish field with a red, white and blue fancy dress theme, a village group photograph and a celebratory photo book being produced as a memento of the weekend. There will be a village picnic on the parish field in “street party” style and also a tug of war contest between the village pubs. Contact Tracy Steward .
Morcott: Big Picnic Lunch in the paddock (behind village hall) starting 12 noon. With wacky races, tug of war, games… Wear something Red, White and Blue; prize for the best home-made Jubilee Crown. Jubilee Cake and Tea at 4pm. Admission free but please book by email with Sharon Walker ( email@example.com ) or tel 01572 747 426. Updates on https://morcott.wordpress.com .
Stretton: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Lunch Celebration. This event will be held at the top of Church Lane, Stretton Village from 2pm to 5pm – we have live music, best dressed 50’s style competition, Treasure Hunt – some tables and chairs will be available for booking, contact Sue Armstrong-Brookes on firstname.lastname@example.org or bring your own.
The North Luffenham Platinum Jubilee Celebration Street Party starts at 12 noon, in Church Street (which will be closed to traffic). Bring your own food and drink. Fancy Dress parade (related to HM’s 70 year reign) and prizes (at 3.40). Jubilee Jazz from 1pm. Jubilee Toast at 4pm.