Marlow celebrates the Jubilee *BIG GALLERY*

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The country has just enjoyed a 4 day bank holiday for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of her reign, and there were celebrations across the UK. There was much going on locally, with “official” events and many street parties, and at MyMarlow we wanted to create a permanent record of as much of it all as we could!

So, thanks to many who sent us photos we have coverage of street parties in Lock Road, Barnhill Gardens, Claremont Gardens, Forty Green Drive, Moyleen Rise, Stapleton Close, Rookery Court and Kingsley Drive(MB) plus Marlow’s official event, and celebrations in Marlow Bottom and Bisham, AND photos from Sandygate, Holy Trinity and Foxes Piece Schools…

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Higginson Park

The Jubilee weekend kicked off on Friday with the town’s official celebration “Party Like The Queen”, organised by Marlow Town Council – and we can’t praise this event highly enough!

There was a superb and joyful atmosphere to the whole thing – more details and photos are in our separate write up.

Forty Green Drive

Residents enjoyed a fab spread of food, a game of street cricket, and we suspect it’s the only party to have been visited by a horse!

Moyleen Rise

50 neighbours got together for a BBQ, Jubilee Quiz, Jubilee sing along & Best Jubilee Cake completion!

Stapleton Close

The street was criss crossed with plenty of bunting, as the residents enjoyed the celebrations!

Lock Road

With an official road closure in place, Lock Road residents really went to town! They had the Mayor judging the best cake contest, ‘the Gershwin Gang’ live jazz band, an ice cream van, coconut shy, kids craft area, ping pong and street tennis. Phew, what an impressive effort, and of course amazing fun!

Rookery Court

Rookery Court residents made use of their lovely secluded green, with everyone bringing a dish or two to share – it was very heavy on the cake front, perfect!

Barnhill Gardens

Residents in Barnhill Gardens were treated to an amazing cake made by 14 year old Alex Ley.

Claremont Gardens

Our correspondent told us it was ” It was a wonderful event and so great to celebrate with neighbours again – we even had a visit by Liz and Philip!” The street also laid claim to having the longest lasting Platinum Jubilee party, though we expect many others would also claim the same! 😉 !

Kingsley Drive, Marlow Bottom

A real fun packed party by the looks of things, lots of activities and fun for all!

Barn Club, Marlow Bottom

A packed Barn Club saw a fun packed party, with entertainment from Dave the Disco!

Bisham Village

About 150 residents attended the villages party, Spencer Chaplin the grandson of Charlie Chaplin was their singer! In addition to the festivities, they also had a display of pictures of the Queen over her 70 year reign, curated by Michael Smith, that will now be displayed at All Saints Marlow for the rest of June. 

Sandygate School

Sandygate School celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a morning filled with all sorts of themed creative activities, and at lunchtime they held a “Street Party” on the school playground. The children enjoyed sandwiches, sausage rolls and crisps and the playground was decorated with bunting made by the children. In the afternoon, some saplings were planted as part of the Queens Green Canopy initiative, and after school, parents and siblings were invited to join a family picnic on the school field.

Holy Trinity School

Holy Trinity School held a Jubilee Party, also attended by pupils from Little Marlow School. It was great to see the children all outside the front of the school, in glorious sunshine and having fun 😃🇬🇧. The entire perimeter of the party had bunting created from individual flags created by each child – it looked fantastic!

Foxes Piece School

Foxes Piece School held a Jubilee celebration, including themed art activities through the day, and planting of Jubilee trees, then rounded off with a special lunch of fish and chips, and jelly and ice cream! Lucky kids – looks like they had a wonderful time !!

Ok, if you made it this far, you’ve reached the end – and can see what a wonderful community spirit exists across Marlow – how lucky we are to live here!

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Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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