Published: Monday, 6th June 2022
As the country marked 70 years on the throne for Her Majesty The Queen, the residents of west Norfolk played our part.
Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Cllr Lesley Bambridge, spoke to us at the Walks celebration on Sunday about a busy few days for the Mayor.
Cllr Graham Middleton, Deputy Leader of the borough council and portfolio holder for Business, Culture and Heritage, said: “West Norfolk played our part in the right royal occasion. It was wonderful to see towns and villages across our borough marking the Platinum Jubilee. Over 80 celebrations benefited from a small grant from the borough council to support their events.
“In King’s Lynn thousands of people enjoyed four-days’ worth of activities organised and supported by the borough council. The sun shone for the first three days, mainly based in King’s Staithe Square. Live music was performed on stage through the day and there were activities for families to enjoy. Many people turned out in their best red, white and blue and also came into town to, not only celebrate the occasion but also, enjoy everything King’s Lynn has to offer.
“Although there were a few showers on Sunday it did not stop people visiting the free entertainment on offer in The Walks including a motorcycle display, dog and duck show, clown act and Abba tribute. This was alongside free rides on the land-train, free crazy golf near the café and free face painting. West Norfolk can truly say that we marked this historic occasion.”
Watch the beacon being lit in King’s Lynn on Thursday 2 June below:
Watch the Platinum Jubilee Parade in King’s Lynn from Friday 3 June below:
Pictures from all four days can be seen on our Facebook page.