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Mass of events set for Queen's Jubilee in Thurrock
12:30pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in News
MORE than 30 street parties have been organised in Thurrock for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but don’t worry if your road isn’t partying – we’ve got a round up of some of the best celebrations in the borough.
Lakeside is celebrating the Queen’s big milestone with some jubilee-themed activities for kids between June 4 and 8.
Little ones can enjoying decorating their very own crowns with colours, sparkles and jewels, learn some new dance moves and play games with Lakeside’s Little Lake Monsters club.
The free activities will be on from 11am to 5pm each day in the Monster Garden, outside House of Fraser.
The centre is also hosting its own version of the proms on Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5.
The free event will be on the Boardwalk from noon to 5pm both days.
The community forum in Bulphan has organised its own proms for the occasion.
The event, at the village’s recreation ground, on Saturday, June 2, starts at 7.30pm with Becontree Brass and fireworks.
Tickets are £15 and available by calling 01268 543214.
Villagers in Orsett have planned a series of events for the Monday.
There will be a three-mile fun run, the Orsett Bed Push, a street party which 150 lucky children have tickets for, and an evening of festivities and food in the village’s three pubs.
An exhibition celebrating the jubilee is on at Thurrock Museum, in the Thameside complex, Orsett Road, Grays, until early July.
It features a wide range of souvenirs including mugs from previous coronations and printed souvenir magazines.
Thurrock Asian Association has invited residents to celebrate the jubilee on Sunday, June 3, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Beehive Resource Centre, in West Street, Grays.
There will be a brass band, refreshments, and singing and dancing.
The next day, at its resource centre in Clarence Road, Grays, the association will hold another celebration, from 4pm to 6pm.
There will be a DVD about the Queen’s palace, food tasting, and more music and dancing.
St Mary the Virgin Church, in Dock Road, Little Thurrock, is holding a special service of thanksgiving on Sunday, June 3, at 9.30am. As ladies attending church 60 years ago would have worn a hat, the church is inviting ladies to do the same for this service.
Afterwards, people who were around in the 1950s will be reminiscing and people are invited to bring photos and memorabilia of the Queen or the 50s. For children there will be arts and crafts.
Anyone who wants to attend is asked bring something for a shared lunch at noon.
On Monday, June 4, there is a big street party, from 1pm to 6pm, at the Recreation Ground in Aveley.
There will be entertainers, music, a barbecue, rides, 1950s themed games, face painting and stalls.
On Tuesday, June 5, from 3pm, there will be a 1950s-themed street party in the car park of the village hall, in Horndon-On-The-Hill, which everyone who brings a plate of food is welcome at.
On Thursday, June 7, from noon to 4pm, there will be a special Queen’s Jubilee Lunch, with entertainment, at Aveley Youth and Community Centre, in High Street.
Call the centre for tickets on 01708 86 2001.
The Kukuna Spa at Orsett Hall has a special Diamond Jubilee spa package for £60 which you might enjoy – call 01375 893089 for details.
A large display charting the Royal family from 1200AD to the present day is being enlarged to celebrate the jubilee at Purfleet Heritage and Military Centre.
On Sunday, the centre will host a cannon firing over the Thames, a display given by the Aveley Twirlers, a performance by the Bretons Entertainers, a Punch and Judy show, along with a catch-a-duck, tombola and much more.