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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 making.

 

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.

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