Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Celebrations stampJubilee Celebrations are a hot topic in Looe at the moment with a deluge of events being planned between the 2nd and 5th June 2012. There are so many Jubilee celebrations and activities happening that it begs the question; Is Looe is a Royalist town? Comments here please!

Perhaps we just love a good ol’ party! We’re pretty good at them, especially round the New Year season 🙂

Either way, the planned jubilee celebrations should mean a fun filled few days and I hope you will join us as we search through rock pools, hunt for treasure, pull a rope in the sports day on Looe beach or watch the lighting of Looe Beacon on the Wooldown. It promises to be a unique event in the history of the town.

For more information see the Tourist Information Centre and Town Council’s details below. You’ll need to contact them for some events. As always with any event, please check before you make a journey etc. Everything is correct at ‘time of going to press’.

Jubilee trivia

At the bottom of this post you’ll find some Jubilee trivia and videos, don’t miss them.

Long live the Queen

Jubilee logoDiamond Jubilee Celebrations in Looe

  • Venue: Looe
  • Dates: 2nd – 5th June 2012

Jubilee celebrations and events running for the whole weekend

  • Grazing on the Quay
    Local award winning restaurants and Taste SE Cornwall
  • 1950’s dress theme all weekend
    Prize for best outfit
    Prize giving on Monday 4th at 1pm
  • Treasure Hunts
    Collect forms from Looe Tourist Information Centre
    Prize giving on Monday 4th at 1pm
  • Royal Exhibition
    Looe Museum
  • Tree of Memories
    Rose Garden in East Looe
  • Rowlands Fun Fair
    Millpool in West Looe
  • Looe Diamond Jubilee Coins on sale
    Looe Tourist Information Centre

Jubilee events on Saturday 2nd June 2012

  • Traditional Jubilee Celebrations Sports Day
    East Looe Beach – 11am to 4pm
    Tug of War
    Five a Side Football
    Land Whale Race
    Welly Wanging
  • Morely Tamblyn Singing and Signing
    Rose Garden – 12 noon
  • Craft Market with West Looe Crafters
    Looe Guildhall – 10am – 4pm
  • Sue Field Lantern Workshop
    Looe Guildhall Tea Room – 1pm – 5pm
  • Choirs and bands
    East Looe seafront
    Keltique – 12 noon
    Miner Quay – 12.30pm
    Looe Entertainers – 1.30pm
  • Old Looe photo exhibition
    Looe Library – 10am – 1pm

Jubilee events on Sunday 3rd June 2012

  • Coast to Coast Cycle Ride
    400 cyclists
    Looe to Barnstable
    Looe seafront – Leave at 9.30am
  • Jubilee Celebrations Children’s Party
    Jolly Sailor
    West Looe – 12 noon – 1pm
  • Design a Crown for the Queen competition and presentation
    West Looe Quay from 12 noon
  • Outdoor church service
    West Looe Quay – 1pm
  • Jubilee Procession
    Led by Mayor and Mayoress of Looe and St Pinnock band
    Ffter outdoor church service
  • Grand Flotilla
    Small boats gather in Looe Harbour, sail out to sea and back – 4.30pm
  • Looe Valley Singers
    Looe RNLI Boathouse – 7.30pm

Jubilee events on Monday 4th June 2012

  • Children’s Tea Party
    Rose Garden (beside the Guildhall) – 1pm – 3pm
  • Grand lighting of Looe Beacon
    Wooldown – Starts 6pm
    Sweet Treats – Looe Marine Conservation Group
    BBQ – Palfrey’s Bakery
    Punch and Judy show
    Music – ‘Bubba’
    Lighting the Looe Beacon – 10pm

Jubilee events on Tuesday 5th June 2012

  • Strictly Come Dancing with Sheila Brock’s School of Dancing
    The Riviera Ballroom (East Looe seafront) – 2pm – 4pm
  • Beach Games and Rock Pooling with Looe Marine Conservation Group
    East Looe beach – 11am – 1pm

Useful Jubilee Celebrations contacts

  1. A full programme of jubilee celebrations and events and any further details can be had from the Looe Tourist Information Centre on 01503 262072.
  2. Call Looe Town Council on 01503 262255 to book your child’s place at the Tea Party on Monday 4th June in the Rose Garden in East Looe.

Royal Jubilee Trivia

Jubilee ConceptFirst JubileeQueen VictoriaVideosTrivia

I didn’t know this but the concept for the Royal Jubilee Celebrations originates from the Bible.

In the New Testament, Jesus presents himself as the One who brings the old Jubilee to completion, because he has come to ‘preach the year of the Lord’s favour’ (Isaiah 61: 1-2)

I’m not quite sure what this means in relation to the Bible so if you can elucidate, please leave a comment.

The first British Monarch to celebrate a Jubilee was George III, when he celebrated his Golden Jubilee in 1809. The main celebration day was 25th October 1809. It was marked by a private service in Windsor, attended by The King and other members of the Royal Family. There was then a huge grand fete and firework display at Frogmore,

Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 1887.

More than 30 foreign Kings and Princes came to pay homage to her in a procession through London.

As part of the event there was a banquet, a procession to Westminster Abbey and a fireworks display in Buckingham Palace gardens.

Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The Queen wrote in her diary:

No one ever, I believe, has met with such an ovation as was given to me, passing through those 6 miles of streets… The cheering was quite deafening and every face seemed to be filled with real joy. I was much moved and gratified.

The earliest known English Royal commemorative souvenir dates back to the Restoration of Charles II as King in 1660.

Special issue coins were first used to mark Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887.

The first stamps issued for a Royal were for Queen Victoria’s 1887 Golden Jubilee.

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