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Flags are Flying for Diamond Jubilee

Published on: 18 May, 2012
Updated on: 22 May, 2012

Flags in the High Street to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Union Flags have been hung across the High Street this week as Guildford gears up to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

A number of events are taking place locally over the jubilee weekend, from Saturday, June 2, to Tuesday, June 5.

On the Saturday Guildford In Bloom is being launched at the Castle Grounds with the jubilee carpet bed officially opened at noon. Take your own picnic or go along for a cup of tea, or have a go at bowls with the Castle Green Bowls Club.

In the evening the Guildford Amateur Theatre Association (GATA) presents Jubilation, a special musical show at the Electric Theatre taking in 60 years of the town’s history. The show features plenty of vintage images of Guildford dating back to the 1950s from local historian David Rose’s collection. Tickets are £10. Call 01483 444789.

Music venue The Boileroom in Stoke Fields is hosting a street party throughout the Saturday afternoon. Local acts will be providing the music.

Sunday sees music with a royal theme played at the bandstand in the Castle Grounds.

A souvenir coronation / Guildford mug from 1953.

Monday see the Surrey County Show, the largest one-day agricultural show in the UK, commemorating the diamond jubilee this year. Open from 8am to 6pm at Stoke Park.

Guildford Museum is hosting an exhibition on how the town has celebrated coronations and jubilees since the time of Queen Victoria. It runs from May 28 to September 29.

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