Celebrations to light up Horncastle  in Lincolnshire

BRASS bands, decorated floats, a guided walk, Spitfires, a Great British Sunday lunch, flowers and loads of fun. Add in a Jubilee beacon and Horncastle's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations really do promise to light up the entire town.
Organised by the community and led by the town council’s working group, there is a packed programme of events covering four days.

Fiona Martin, mayor of Horncastle, said: “I am sure it will be a great weekend and I hope that there is something in the programme for everyone, young and old.”

The celebrations will start on Friday night with a roller disco for all age groups at The Stanhope Hall.The following day, a parade of floats through the town centre should be a particular highlight with special guest Ricky Valance presenting the prizes. Nearly 300 people will take part.

On Sunday, Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will fly over the town while a tea dance at Stanhope Hall promises to be a slightly more sedate affair.

There are two children’s parties on Monday when the spotlight will switch to North Park, Scrivlesby.

A guided walk in and around the village will be led by Gail Dymoke and it is already fully booked with more than 300 people taking part.

It will be followed by the lighting of the official jubilee beacon by Lt Col. John Dymoke MBE, the Queen’s champion.

The beacon lighting is open to everyone and will feature music, a licensed bar and hot dogs provided by the local Lions’ Group.

There should be a spectacular finish to the four-day programme with ‘A Prom On The Wong’ followed by a fireworks finale.
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