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This year sees Her Majesty The Queen become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee – marking 70 years on the throne.
There will be celebrations as communities and people come together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s historic reign.
Wallingford will be hosting a number of events around the town whilst communities across Wallingford are encouraged to take part in the celebrations by hosting events to mark this momentous occasion.
You can follow our dedicated webpage to find out all the events and details about the Platinum Jubilee in Wallingford The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022
Councillor Ros Lester said “Have you heard the rumour? The Queen may have lost a few of her pet corgis, we may need the children of Wallingford to seek them out… more on that later.
Please come and make our Picnic in the Castle Gardens a community and family event, children there will be lots for you to do and even more corgis to find. The Town Council have also funded a commemorative coin for each child at primary school, you will receive these before half term. I would like to thank the team at Wallingford Town Council for all their help and support.”
Mayor Marcus Harris said ” I would like to thank Ros and the organising committee for pulling these fantastic events together for the community of Wallingford to celebrate this historic jubilee and to hosting The Mayor and his family from our twinned town Luxeuil le Bains in France”
Wallingford Town Hall
Photograph & Memorabilia Exhibition of the last 70 years by David Beasley
The Photograph and Memorabilia Exhibition of the last 70 years by David Beasley will be displayed in Wallingford Town Hall. Visit and view photo’s and memorabilia over the last 70 years which is sure to spark nostalgia and curiosity! This event is free to all!
Photo Credit : The Royal visit to Wallingford (1956) British Pathe
- Thursday 2nd June – Saturday 4th June
- 10:30am until 3pm
- Wallingford Town Hall
Elizabeth : A Portrait in Parts showing at the Corn Exchange
A unique and inventive feature documentary about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Directed by the late, great and much celebrated Roger Michell (Notting Hill, The Duke), Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts is a nostalgic, uplifting and fresh modern chronicle of the extraordinary 70-year reign of Her Majesty the Queen, the longest-lived, longest-reigning British monarch and longest-serving female head of state in history.
Wallingford Castle Gardens
“Picnic in the Gardens”
Bringing the Wallingford Community together! Come and celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in the Castle Gardens! There will be live music, children craft activities, entertainment and giant games. Bring along a picnic and blanket and enjoy some fun in the sun! Children are invited to wear fancy dress. Live music from the Wallingford School Band, Laura Lee and Choir and the Tuneless Choir sing along There will be royal craft activities in the craft tent.
Donkeys from Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary will be visiting and the Mayor of Wallingford will be arriving by Donkey.
- Sunday 5th June 2022
- 11:30am until 3:30pm
- Wallingford Castle Gardens
“Flotilla and Fireworks”
Sunday 5th June
The boat procession will start at 9pm towards Wallingford Bridge / Riverside. Spectators are invited to watch the procession from Wallingford Riverside followed by Fireworks (by Illusion Fireworks) which will start at around 10pm.
Hunt for the Queen's Corgi's
Look out for the Queen’s Corgi’s around Wallingford.
Press Release 4th April 2022
About Wallingford Town Council
Wallingford Town Council is the parish authority for Wallingford, which has a population of approximately 11,600. The Town Council operates from the Council Offices in Castle Street and its 13 team members and 16 volunteer town councillors are constantly striving to make the town a better place to live and work.
Wallingford Town Council is responsible for a number of services in the local community. The Town Council also work in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council to provide many key local services. Below is a list of the services provided by Wallingford Town Council.
Wallingford Town Council Responsibilities :
- Well being of the town and the inhabitants
- Running and maintaining the Town Hall and Regal Centre
- Maintenance of the Kinecroft, Bullcroft and Castle Gardens
- Providing floral displays around the town
- Town Information Centre
- Management of allotments and moorings
- Keeping local people informed of local developments
- Coordinating responses to District or County Council initiatives
- Town Clerks and RFO – Michelle Taylor (2021-present)
- Mayor of Wallingford – Marcus Harris (2021 – present)
- Web Address : www.wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk
- Facebook @wallingfordtowncouncil
- Twitter @wallingfordtc
- Instagram @wallingfordtowncouncil
- Email : email@example.com
- Telephone : 01491 835373
- Our twin towns are Bad-Wurzach in Germany and Luxeuil le Bains in France
Councillor Ros Lester for chairing the Jubilee Organising Committee