The Mayor of Colchester will be starting the Jubilee weekend with a civic day of celebration on Thursday 2 June 2022. The event will take place in Colchester Castle Park.
– 11.30 – Royal Gun Salute for HM The Queen
– 13.00 – 16.00 – Community picnic in the park – a free to attend event, supported by Community 360 and the Anti Loo roll Brigade. Bring your picnic and enjoy the music in the bandstand, activities, and entertainment in the park
– 13.30 – Unveiling of Castle Park planting and willow sculptures
– 14.00 – Town crier reading of the proclamation
– 21.00 – The Town Hall, Castle, Jumbo & Mercury will be lit up to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee
– 21.30 – Civic Procession to the Castle Park Beacon where a piper will play ‘Diu Regnare’ and a bugler plays ‘Majesty’’.
– 21.45 – The Mayor will make a speech before the Castle Park Beacon is lit