Let’s get the Jubilee party started!

Diamond Jubilee
Diamond Jubilee

A SEA of celebration is set to sweep the Daventry district to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

A host of events including street parties, concerts and fetes are planned over the coming weekend and double bank holiday.

The Queen will become just the second monarch in British history to mark 60 years on the throne, following in the footsteps of Queen Victoria.

In Daventry there will be a big lunch in the Country Park on Sunday, June 3 from 12pm with live music afterwards.

Daventry District Councillor Alan Hills said: “The big lunch will be a fantastic occasion. There will be music, entertainment and lots of fun all afternoon, and I hope that everyone can join us to help mark the celebrations.”

The Daventry Express has compiled this comprehensive guide to the royal celebrations around the region.


Service at Holy Cross Church, 9.30am.

Village Green, Braunston: Braunston Jubilee Church Fair, noon

St Nicholas Church, Eydon: History group exhibition, all day

Royal Oak, Eydon: Beer festival and music night for the jubilee, 1pm

Lower Vale, Middlemore: Street party, 2pm-6pm

Everdon Village Hall: tea and cake, 2pm-5pm

Chipping Warden: Carnival procession and street fair, 11am

Boddington: Picnic in the park followed by entertainment and fireworks, 4pm

Byfield Village Hall: Jubilee hat making, 10am-1pm

Cross Tree Pub, Byfield: Inaugural Bash with music and food, 7.30pm


Brightwell Field, Byfield: Range of fun and games for everyone

Charwelton: Open air service followed by a pig roast at noon

Churches Together, Boddington: Open air songs of praise, 5pm

The Peacock, Long Buckby: auction, raffle, live music and barbecue, 2pm

Holy Cross Church, Byfield: Songs of praise and crowning of jubilee queen

Daventry Country Park: Daventry Big Lunch with an afternoon of entertainment, noon until late

Yelvertoft Village Hall: Jubilee concert, evening

St Lawrence’s Church, Long Buckby: Special Jubilee service, 10.30am

St Peter and St Pauls, Chipping Warden: Open air service, 11am

Falconers Hill Infant School, Ashby Road: Daventry Dolphin Nursery garden party


Sunnydale Drive, Daventry: Street party including activities for children of all ages. 3pm-7pm

Byfield Village Club and Brightwell Field, Byfield: Family funday, from 2pm

Boddington: Jubilee fete with lots of entertainment, 12pm

Eydon Village Hall: Diamond disco, 8pm

Chipping Warden: Sports for the children on the sports field and a dance in the village hall

Holly House, Long Buckby: Jubilee garden party, 2pm-4pm

Bradbury Road/Thornton Close/Lady Close, Newnham: Street party, noon

Vicarage Road, Flecknoe: Diamond Jubilee Tea Party, 3pm

Charwelton Village Hall: Afternoon teas, 2.30pm

Pattishall Parish Hall: Pattishall Jubilee Special Fete, 1pm

Preston Capes: Children’s tea party followed by bar and hog roast, from 3.30pm

Jubilee Field, Weedon: Firework display, 10pm-11pm


Chipping Warden Village Hall: Tea and entertainment for the over 60s

The Green, Badby: Jubilee picnic, midday onwards

Badby Village Hall: Family barn dance, 6pm