Queen sends best wishes

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GOOD wishes from Her Majesty the Queen have given a right royal boost to organisers of Chatburn’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

They have received a message of good wishes from The Queen for their unique “double diamond” weekend of events starting on 2nd June. It celebrates both Her Majesty’s jubilee and the diamond anniversary of Chatburn’s village playing fields, opened on the day of the Queen’s Coronation.

The letter sent on behalf of Her Majesty with good wishes for Chatburn.

The letter sent on behalf of Her Majesty with good wishes for Chatburn.

Clive Greenwood, chairman of the organising committee, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the recognition and best wishes from The Queen. It provides important recognition for everyone involved in putting this event together, as well as the people of Chatburn.”

Final stages of organisation are being put into place for what is turning out to be one of the most significant Jubilee Celebrations in Lancashire. There will be a wide variety of free family daytime events over two days on the playing fields, plus a dance at the school with live music on the Saturday night and a concert by The Houghton Weavers on Monday evening, June 4th.

Details of all events and where to get tickets can be found in brochures available in shops and businesses in the area. A wide variety of fund-raising events have been organised by the people of Chatburn and been taking place over the past months for all sections of the community.

The next event is an Auction of Promise taking place at 7 p.m. on May 12th at Chatburn School. Brochures listing more than 60 auction lots can be obtained from shops and businesses in Chatburn and the locality. Tickets are £3.50 and include a lasagne supper. Bring your own drink and glasses.

Tickets can be obtained from Roy Porter Butchers in Chatburn, or by ringing 01200 441624 or 01254 384893. All proceeds will go to the jubilee fund and all surplus will be donated to North West Air Ambulance.