Mursley Jubilee Committee looking for VIPs

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Mursley Diamond Jubilee Committee want some Very Important People to take part in their Diamond Jubilee celebrations, so they have invited some.

A Mursley VIP is someone who was living in the village in 1953, the year of the Coronation, and will also be living in the village on June 4, the day of the Giant Jubilee Party in Mursley.

Quite remarkably Mursley has 28 people living in the village who meet these criteria, and eight of them are married couples!

VIPs will get a ring side seat at the afternoon celebrations, a glass of bubbly, courtesy of the Green Man, a vote for the best overall parade float prize

VIP High Tea, 50’s style courtesy of Bey Christian and Sue Gallagher following the ceremonies

Ten Mursley VIPs will also have the opportunity to accompany the Mursley ‘King and Queen’ in one of the two Royal Carriages in the parade pulled by the Devil’s Horsemen. The carriages aren’t for the ‘feint hearted’, but what a way to experience a trip down Mursley’s Main Street!

Mursley will be celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee with a Giant Jubilee Party during the afternoon and all evening on Monday June 4. Starting with a parade at 2pm through the village led by the Devils Horsemen pulling two royal carriages, followed by floats and a host of vintage cars. Main Street will be full of market stalls and demonstrations, fairground rides including bungee trampolines a vintage car rally and displays until 6pm.

Then in the evening there is a ‘ticket only’ event in and around a Big Top starting at 6.30pm with a show by ‘One Man and his Dogs’ (with his sheep and geese) then at 7pm a spectacular show specially created for the village by the Devils Horsemen featuring Joey the War Horse, then on stage: Mursley’s Got Talent plus music from Mike Gabrielle on stage in the Big Top.

There will be a torchlight procession to light Mursley’s jubilee beacon led by a fire eater and a fire stilt walker. The procession will return to the Big Top and join in full chorus - armed with song sheets with Cheryl Hawkins who will be performing Mursley’s own ‘Last night at the proms’ to include Land of Hope and Glory and National Anthem.

Main Street and Station Road will be closed to traffic from 12 noon until 10.45pm and ample parking will be available in fields at each entrance to the village. Tickets are strictly limited and must be purchased in advance – to reserve your ticket call 01296 720609/720409 and leave a message or email

Adults are just £20; Children (u.16 on 1.1.12): £10; Under 4s: FREE

All profits to Mursley Sports Association new pavilion project