Diamond Jubilee events will crown VIPs

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JUBILEE preparations are revving up in West Bletchley with plans to hold the town’s first ever Soap Box Race as part of the Jubilee Celebration weekend.

On Sunday, June 3, The Jubilee Soapbox Derby will see man made carts take to the streets on Shenley Road and race for the line with the fastest cart on the day winning a £100 voucher.

For more information or for your entry form call 01908 648257 or email carnival@westbletchleycouncil.gov.uk. The last day for entries is Tuesday, May 8.

On the same day The Big Picnic Lunch will be taking place at Rickley Park between 12pm and 5pm.

People are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy live music and even take part in the School Sports Day Games.

In Mursley the village’s Diamond Jubilee Committee are looking for more VIPs to join their summer celebrations.

They have classified a Mursley VIP as someone who was living in the village in 1953, the year of the coronation and who will also be living in the village on June 4, the day of their Giant Jubilee Party.

The town has already indicated that 28 people living in the village meet the criteria and eight of them are married couples.

The VIPs will be able to enjoy a ringside seat for the afternoon celebrations, a glass of champagne for the Royal toast and a vote for the best overall parade float.

Ten Mursley VIPs will also have the chance to accompany the Mursley King and Queen in one of the two Royal carriages pulled by the Devil’s Horsemen – who themselves have a VIP in the shape of Joey who starred in the War Horse.

> If any readers have pictures of previous Royal visits to Milton Keynes in the last 60 years send them to us at editorial@mkcitizen.co.uk.