THIS week we raise a glass to HRH and celebrate her 60 years at the top, writes Sammy Jones.
The country is mad with jubilee fever, and the new city, which wasn’t even a twinkle in the developers eyes when Elizabeth II took the throne, is no exception.
Here are some of those celebratory events happening on our doorstep...
Stony knows how to throw a party and a half, and so Monday’s Big Jubilee Lunch will be a cracker!
Mortimer Park will be at the heart of the festivities, and though The Big Lunch is happening all over the country, Stony is taking things that little bit further – and involving the entire Parish of Stony.
Traditional fairground entertainment, cream teas, fish and chips and Morris Dancers will help the celebrations along nicely, and everyone is getting involved – Stony in Bloom, local schools and allotment societies have all been growing salad leaves for the lunch!
Pop along and contribute to the festive feel between 1 and 4pm.
“We are aiming to provide taster food for everyone, StonyLive will provide the music,” say organisers.
Are you going? Then please pop a donation of foodstuff in for the MK Foodbank – pasta, teabags, baked beans...you know the sort of thing.
The MK Food Bank van will be collecting your food gifts...
From 11am, the Stony Diamond Fun Run will take a five-mile route, again using Mortimer Park as the starting position.
Visit www.stonystratford.gov.uk for more info on that.
The St Mary & St Giles Band will be in concert at the church of the same name, between 3 and 6pm on Monday, and yummy cream teas will be served.
Music wise, expect a programme of pieces by Coates, Elgar, Handel, Holst, Sibelius, Vangelis and lots more.
Admission is free.
Dig out your 1950s garb and go ejoy Wolverton’s Big Lunch, on Sunday.
Another freebie for all the family, you need to make tracks to Wolverton Sports & Social Club if you want to enjoy the fun, and there will be lots of it.
Live music, dancing, a Vagabond film marquee, fashion show, carousel, inflatables, helter skelter, 1950s fairground games, homemade craft and cakes, face painting and fancy dress are just some of the timely bits to get involved with.
“Whether you’re seven or 70, get your glad rags on and help set the scene,” organisers invite.
“Do you have the charm of Frank Sinatra, the energy of Elvis Presley, the presence of Winston Churchill, the charisma of Cary Grant, the talent of Johnny Cash or the glamour of Brigitte Bardot?
“Now is your moment!”
Your four hours of fun begin at midday.
In Longville Street, a party will begin at midday and roll through to 6pm.
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From the HRH the Queen to the Queen of music.
A Freddie Mercury tribute act will be live in the Sportsmens Rest bar on Sunday night, tickets are a fiver and doors open at 8pm.
A huge Mad Hatters Jubilee Tea Party is being hosted at Moorlands Infants School on Sunday, between midday and 4pm.
Alongside the many games, rides, fancy dress and various other fun activities, a Best of British Bake Off competition is on the cards, as is a performance from the Brewing Up Costumes of Festive Road.
Tickets are a snip at £2 for adults, a quid for kids.
The Mercenary SC and Stolen Hours Soul Club are uniting for a Diamond Jubilee Alldayer on Monday.
Things will rev up from Midday, starting a whopping 12 hours of partying,
A rideout, rally DJs, live music from ska boys Hope & Glory and a tribute to the late, great Amy Winehouse will all feature, at Bletchley Workingmen’s Club in Chandos Place.
Tickets are a fiver.
For more details, hit Facebook or call up 07590 439244.
A Garden Party will fill the central location with plenty of buzz and excitement between 2 and 6pm on Tuesday.
Admission is free, and you are advised to park in CMK shopping centre.
But however you spend the Jubilee Holiday, be sure to have a right Royal time of it!