Jubilee celebrated across north of city
Posted 08 June, 2012
NORTH Sheffield celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a series of events with a real variety of activities available.
Stocksbridge had the busy hustle of a market along the main road, preceded by a parade and ending with a concert in the The Venue. There was also the lighting of the beacon at Green Moor, with lots of other beacons being lit across the city.
Another one of the beacons was in Bradfield, where the Old Horns pub had a firework display.
Happy Hands Pre-school and Childcare had fish and chips with jelly and ice cream to follow.
Friends of Chapeltown Park, along with the local Asda store, held a Jubilee Party in the park. The event was fantastically supported by members of the public as hundreds turned out to take part in the traditional races and a tug of war contest.
Along with the face painting, kiddies rides and bouncy castle, the crowd were entertained by the Rolling Stones tribute band, Jagged who put on a brilliant show.
There was a visit from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, and in the evening our local MP Angela Smith lit the Diamond Jubilee Beacon.
Mick Gethin, Trustee of the Friends group, said: “On behalf of the Friends of Chapeltown Park, I would like to say a big thank you, to all who attended the event, enjoyed themselves and made it a very special day.”
Oughtibridge Memorial Sports Club was host to a Jubilee rounders match, with local people participating and taking part and Ecclesfield Park also had activities such as a picnic and circus skills.
Penistone had a retro themed party in the market building on the Sunday with jam sandwiches and beer.