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Updated Photo Feature: How Guildford Celebrated the Queen’s 70th Jubilee

Published on: 5 Jun, 2022
Updated on: 8 Jun, 2022

By Martin Giles and Hugh Coakley

We’ve had some great photos of the Jubilee celebrations around the Guildford borough. Scroll down to find photos of celebrations in your area.

Please send us yours ( to be added in this round-up of what has been happening in the borough over the four days of celebrating 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

A traditional Jubilee party photo, recorded for posterity. Who will be looking at this in 70 years’ time? (Click on images to enlarge.)

Residents of Ockley Court and neighbouring roads in Burpham attended a Jubilee Party hosted by Christian and Tammy Holliday.

The organisers and hosts Christian and Tammy Holliday.

Around 35 people called in to enjoy the good weather and raise a glass of sparkling wine to HM The Queen and enjoy a helping of the delicious ‘Platinum Pudding’ made, from scratch, by Tammy Holliday, plus other jubilee themed goodies.

Hats off to Tammy Holliday for a perfect recreation of a Jubilee pudding.

Needless to say the pudding was demolished in short order. But then there was a regal bike ride…

What’s this? Was Ma’am taking a break from the formal festivities to chill with the Burphamites? Sadly not, just a celebrating youngster feeling Queenly.

The Jubilee beacon was lit on the 13th century St Mary’s Church in Worplesdon…

…and crowds flocked to the Worplesdon Jubilee Concert and Beacon Lighting ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Worplesdon.

Castle Bowling Club celebration of the Jubilee

Shirley West, social secretary for the Castle Green Bowling Club, said: “On Friday evening we came together to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with our president Jonathan Reading who cut the ribbon to “open” our beautiful acer tree outside our clubhouse.

The evening started with all the bowlers in red white and blue on the green having fun with target games. And the public feeling the celebratory atmosphere also got involved to help us enjoy the occasion.

With our guests and sponsors we ended the evening with cake and a glass of bubbly.

The magnificent Castle Green Bowls Club Jubilee cake.

St Nicolas’ C of E Infant School.

Headteacher, Emma Smart said: “We began the day with a Collective Worship to help us reflect on the significance of the Jubilee Celebrations.

“The children created some beautiful crowns, flags and decorations for their celebrations with ‘jewel shops’ where they used coins to buy crown decorations. They have also been learning the national anthem and before our special Jubilee Lunch we had our Jubilee Pageant.”

The Thursday Club at St. Mary’s Rydes Hill Jubilee Party yesterday.

Mary Lawrence, one of the organisers at the St Mary’s Thursday Club, said: “We all had a wonderful time, especially Mary Long who is our oldest member at 98. A ploughman’s lunch followed by a wonderful trifle made by Tina Alongi was enjoyed by all.

“Thanks to Keith Lawrence, we were all able to enjoy Trooping the Colour on our big screen so we all felt we were there.”

98-year-old Mary Long is the oldest Thursday Club member. Mary Lawrence said: “Although wheelchair-bound her zest for life knows no bounds. She is a real inspiration to everyone.”

An excellent attendance at the Jubilee beacon in Woodstreet (photo by Carol Cavern).

Some shops were decorated in a Jubilee theme.

….. and another.

Bunting for the Jubilee hung in Market Street in the photo and in Ward Street and Swan Lane.

Over 100 children in fancy dress in Effingham celebrated the Jubilee.

Effingham Jubilee music and food on the King George V playing field.

Paula Moss from Effingham said: “Over 1000 people joined us for the celebrations in Effingham. We hosted a party for over 100 children in fancy dress and partied all afternoon to music across the decades at the King George V playing field. There was also a Royal Garden Party in the village gardens and art, history and flower exhibitions in the churches.

An ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving took place at St Lawrence Church in Effingham.

A Queen Tribute band played in East Horsley with the imitation Brian May and Freddie Mercury on the turrets at Horsley Towers.

Good attendance at the Worplesdon Jubilee picnic on Sunday, June 5.

Royal memorabilia set out in the Worplesdon Memorial Hall.

The Fairlands Celebration underway on Thursday…

…where dancing was also order of the day…

…while at Onslow Village on Sunday there was another good turnout…

…where one flag flying Welsh corgi was doubtless dreaming of World Cup glory.

The Queen taking the weight off her feet and enjoying a glass of bubbly outside a house in Stoughton.

Peaslake Parties for the Jubilee. Shere Parish Councillor Gerry Reffo said: “Our Village Hall overflowed with people, young and old, food and music. Celebrations kicked off with enthusiastic singing of the National Anthem and cutting the Jubilee cake.”

Jubilee beacon lit at the magnificent West Horsley Place. Photo by Rex A. Butcher.

A Queen Tribute band played in East Horsley with the imitation Brian May and Freddie Mercury on the turrets at Horsley Towers. Photo by Rex A Butcher.

Jubilee street party in Christmas Pie, Normandy.

Photo from a drone showing the great crowd on the Fairlands playing fields for the Jubilee party.

Jubilee street party in Douglas Close, Jacobs Well.

Please check back to see further photos.


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