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Mortimer celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A weekend jubilee party organised by the Parish Council (with assistance from many people and organisations within the village and beyond) proved a tremendous success. The event started on the evening of Thursday 2nd June with the lighting of the beacon, followed by a burlesque show entitled Moulin Mortimer on Friday evening. ‘Never seen that in Mortimer before’ was a frequent comment from the audience but the skill and imagination of the performers was much appreciated.

Saturday kicked off with a grand parade through the village; led by pipers and followed by local youth organisations and a fine selection of vehicles ranging from sports cars both old and new to vintage military and commercial vehicles.



cubs on parade


Open air bus
Traction Engine
Large Trucks
vintage coach
sports car
vintage sports car

Following the procession a huge crowd of people moved onto the fairground where they were treated to an afternoon of events and music. Not forgetting a wonderfully low flypast by an RAF Lancaster stirring memories for the older generation and admiration and applause from all.

aerial view
Lancaster pilot


And for a finale, fireworks on the fairground. A memorable occasion for the village and a fine celebration of the Queen’s long reign.



Fireworks 2
fireworks 3