Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Ludlow Town Council, Ludlow Castle and Ludlow Chamber of Trade are working together to bring the Platinum Jubilee celebrations to the heart of Ludlow.

The Outer Bailey of Ludlow Castle will be open to the public for picnicking from the early evening. Ludlow’s beacon, sited at the top of the inner Bailey Keep, will be lit during the national beacon lighting celebration at 9:45pm.

Ludlow Chamber of Trade are organising an evening Street Food Festival, and seating will be available in Ludlow market area, or food and drink can be taken into the castle grounds.

Local singing groups and musicians will perform to add to the festive atmosphere. Town Bugler, Paul Kemp has agreed to play the specially-composed piece of music when the Beacon is lit at 9:45pm.

In preparation for the festivities, Ludlow Town Council will put bunting and lamp post decorations around the market and Castle Square, and a celebratory flag will fly from the Buttercross.

The town centre will also be in bursting into bloom, Chair of Ludlow in Bloom Committee, Viv Parry has confirmed that Ludlow will be planted up by volunteers in May and early June. The Town Council will assist with the hanging baskets.

There is much to look forward to Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross will be holding a small celebratory exhibition, a shop window display competition is being organised by Ludlow War Memorial Fund.

Internationally renowned British organist Thomas Trotter joins forces with Ludlow’s Academy of St Laurence to celebrate all things musically royal in a concert to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St Laurence’s Church on Saturday 4 June 2022 at 4:00 pm

Ludlow market will trade all over the holiday period.   Special public benches will be installed in the town.  St Laurence’s Church’s Jubilee Crown Tree will be adorned with silver and purple ribbons.

Ludlow Royal British Legion will hold a short service at the Peace Memorial during the daytime on Thursday 2nd June 2022.    

April 14th 2022

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