HOUNSLOW is planning a royal celebration for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with nearly 40 street parties set to take place across the borough.
A total of 36 street parties celebrating the anniversary of the Queen’s ascension have been confirmed over the four-day weekend, which begins on Saturday, June 2, though that figure could yet rise.
Events planned so far include a picnic and football tournament in Inwood Park, Hounslow; a hog roast, disco, quiz and more over two days at Chiswick’s Gunnersbury Triangle Club; and music, games and a picnic on Heston’s Brabazon Green.
The highlight of the weekend will be the lighting of a beacon in Lampton Park, Hounslow, on Monday night, one of hundreds of such events taking place across the country.
Although Hounslow is clearly getting in the spirit, the number of events planned here is well below that in some other boroughs, with Richmond and Wandsworth each set to host more than 160 parties.
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JUBILEE EVENTS IN HOUNSLOW
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
Inwood Park, Hounslow: Commufest festival and jubilee party, from 11am to 5pm. Activities will include a football tournament from 11am, live music, craft stalls, a clown and a jubilee quiz
Church Street, Isleworth: Live music, a bouncy castle, face-painting and a barbecue are among the activities at this party, from midday to 6pm. There will also be a ‘60 Years of Isleworth’ photo display produced by the Isleworth Society
Hounslow Library, Saturday: Jubilee celebration in Studio 700 on Saturday, June 2, from 10am to 4pm
Gunnersbury Triangle Club, The Ridgeway, Chiswick: The first of two days of celebrations, begins at 11am, with the Gunnersbury Games. Other events include a hog roast at 1am and a disco from 7pm to midnight. This is a ticketed event
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
Boston Manor Park: Mad Hatter’s Jubilee tea party in Boston Manor House, from 1-4pm, followed by an outdoor film screening in the park at 9pm (arrive 8.30pm, bring your own picnic)
Gunnersbury Triangle Club, The Ridgeway, Chiswick: The celebrations continue, with a bring and share lunch and quiz at 1pm, a cake competition at 3pm and an auction and sing-along at 4pm. This is a ticketed event
MONDAY, JUNE 4
Stamford Brook: Jubilee fete, from midday to 5pm. A recreation of the 1897 diamond jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria, including food stalls, live music and a parade
Lampton Park, Hounslow: Beacon lighting, at 9.30pm