Queen's Platinum Jubilee: All you need to know about events in the Midhurst and Petworth area

The Midhurst and Petworth areas are preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and here is all that is on offer.

Many celebrations will take place in Midhurst and Petworth for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Many celebrations will take place in Midhurst and Petworth for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Midhurst will be hosting an official beacon lighting ceremony atop St Ann's Hill on Thursday, June 2 at 9pm.

This will be followed on Saturday, June 4 there will also be a celebration in front of the Cowdray Ruins taking place from midday to 3pm featuring games, fairground rides, stalls and live music.

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In Petworth on Thursday, June 2 from 9pm there will be Beacon Lighting in Rosemary Gardens followed by The Leconfield Singers and refreshments by the Sylvia Beaufoy Centre.

There will also be the installation of installation of a seat commemorating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in Petworth Market Square.The seat has been commissioned by Petworth Town Council with grant funding from the South Downs National Park and is being installed by the Leconfield Estate.It will be unveiled by Lord Egremont and Liz Singleton, chairman of PTC.

On Saturday, June 4 from 7pm there will be a Streaming Party from the Palace in Market Square, wonderful food and drinks will be available to purchase.

On Sunday, June 5 from midday until 3pm The BIG Lunch will be in the Market Square with live music, food and lots of fun!

In Tillington on June 2 celebrations will take part at the Tillington Recreation Field from 6pm with a free fun event featuring food, music, games, and drinks available. Events at the celebration will include a Tug of War, Block Art Painting and a Dog Race Event culminating at 9.45pm with a firework display.

TheLurgashall village fete will be returning after a two year absence.

On Saturday, June 4, on the Village Green, guests will able to enjoy all the fete has to offer.

The Vic Cracknell band will be performing at the fete as well as a BBQ, dog races, children's stalls, white elephant, cakes, plants and much more on offer.

Plaistow and Ifold Parish Council have announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Plaistow Village Green on the evening of Thursday, June 2.

The Tupper Family at Littleton Farm have announced plans to light a Beacon at Duncton Hill for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday, June.

A number of street parties are also planned throughout the area and some road closures will be in place.

Meanwhile the Cowdray Estate has planted trees as part of the Queen’s Jubilee.

The planting is part of an effort by the Estate to ​restore an avenue of oak trees that once grew in the Deer Park on the Estate as well as celebrate the Jubilee.