Over 7,000 people attended the ‘Party like the Queen’ event organised by Marlow Town Council in Higginson Park to mark the Queen’s Jubilee on Friday 3rd June. MyMarlow had a great time there, as did everyone else it seems – our social media pages were full of comments in praise of the day!
At the free event, Marlovians were transported back to the sights and sounds of the 1950s, the decade of the Queen’s coronation.
People of all ages relaxed on blankets enjoying their picnics, with many dressed in 1950s-style or vintage outfits. We were treated to entertainment provided by swing trio The Polka Dot, authentic rock and roll band the Bluejays, and The Great Adamos magician.
There were vintage swing boats and other fairground games, vintage cars and a selfie-booth equipped with a regal crown, cloak and of course corgis. The Prince of the River Bar and various food stalls provided refreshment for those not bringing a picnic.
Mayor Richard Scott said: “A fantastically successful ‘Party like the Queen’, which was echoed by the many comments I have received from residents and visitors alike expressing their thanks and appreciation for a great day. So many families and friends enjoyed a day out in the sunshine.”
Here’s MyMarlow’s gallery of pics: