Jubilee fever hits Knaresboro’

kna  Diamond Jubilee Working Group members Mike Boddington, Jenny Hunter, Herbert Rennison, Coun Tony Handley, Coun Peta Beardsell, Coun Andrew Willoughby, Coun Carole Reid and Rachel Capstick with son Nathan.  (120523M3)
kna Diamond Jubilee Working Group members Mike Boddington, Jenny Hunter, Herbert Rennison, Coun Tony Handley, Coun Peta Beardsell, Coun Andrew Willoughby, Coun Carole Reid and Rachel Capstick with son Nathan. (120523M3)
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AS the country prepares to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, preparations for the celebrations in Knaresborough and the surrounding villages are well underway.

The streets are lined with Union Jack flags and houses, shops and businesses are filled with patriotic bunting and colours.

The Town Council’s Diamond Jubilee Working Group hope people will support their two-day event at the Castle which takes place on Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4.

The team have been working hard to put the finishing touches to the weekend with Sunday’s event taking place from 11am till 4.30pm and Monday’s from 11am till 11pm. The beacon will be lit at 10.15pm.

Couns Tony Handley and Carole Reid from the Working Group said: “Knaresborough’s royal lineage makes our Jubilee celebrations somehow more poignant.

“They’ve been ten months in the making and the team, who are all volunteers and relative novices at staging such a diverse range of events, has worked incredibly hard to make it happen.

“We are personally delighted, in what seems to be in total empathy with this historic occaision, that we will be able to introduce the Town’s Freeman, George A Moore, to a new generation of Knaresborians on the Monday afternoon. He has, after all, served the town for over 60 years and it seems totally appropriate that we will be able to acknowledge his contribution as a part of our celebrations.”

* The Working Group would welcome your photos from the Jubilee weekend event. Photos can be emailed to office@knaresboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk with picture captions if you wish to include them, and will be available to view via a link to the Town Council’s website.

* Turn to pages 22 to 27 of this week’s new tabloid issue for the full Jubilee listings for the Harrogate district.