Big Victorian Jubilee Picnic
Bedford Borough Council’s cultural service, The Higgins, will
celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II by hosting a
free family picnic event on the lawn in front of the art gallery
and museum on Sunday 3rd June, from 11am - 4pm. Everyone is invited
to bring along a picnic and join in with bunting and flag
Queen Victoria is the only other British monarch to have
celebrated a Diamond Jubilee. Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee was
celebrated in 1897.
The Higgins staff will be in full costume ready to picnic on the
lawn just as the Higgins family may have done during the Jubilee
festivities of 1897. People are invited to enter into the spirit of
things by dressing as a Victorian – ladies why not wear a hat? and
gentlemen, a jaunty cap and jacket?
Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at
Bedford Borough Council, said: “Bedford is packed with a busy
timetable of events this summer. As families relax, have fun and
spend time together, fond memories will be made of an extremely
special time with the nation running high, basking in both Jubilee
and Olympic glory.”
All people need to bring along on the day is a spot of lunch;
the crafts will be provided as will the Jubilee atmosphere! -
making it enjoyable for all the family.