Your guide to Cowbridge Platinum Jubilee events this weekend
By Jack Wynn
1st Jun 2022 | Local Features
Platinum Jubilee events in Cowbridge
To help you celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we have created a round-up of events in Cowbridge and surrounding villages to keep you busy over the four-day bank holiday weekend.
Here's what's coming up
Wednesday - Saturday (10:00 – 19:00): Cowbridge Library Jubilee Trail
An activity for children to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Ask at the Cowbridge Library desk for more details or call 01446 773941.
Thursday afternoon (14:00): Queen's Platinum Jubilee Proclamation
Along with Town Criers all around the country, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend events will be kicked off by the Cowbridge Town Crier, Jon Wilks, making the following proclamation in front of the Town Hall at 2 pm on Thursday 2nd June.
"Oyez Oyez Oyez. Today in our nation - and throughout the Commonwealth - we are celebrating our glorious Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Elizabeth - the second of that name - our most beloved Sovereign and Head of the Commonwealth for seventy years. How apt that this should be the Platinum anniversary of her accession - Platinum – that most noble of metals, more precious even than gold.
"And so, it is in honour of this unique occasion that beacons will be lit this evening throughout the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the UK Overseas Territories - and in all the Capital Cities of the Commonwealth.
"Let it be known, in proclaiming this tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee, that we are one nation and one Commonwealth. God Save The Queen".
Thursday evening (19:00): Lighting of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon
Along with towns all around the country, Cowbridge will be lighting a beacon at 21:45 on Thursday, June 2 to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
It will start at 19:00 when Cowbridge Rugby Club gates open. Free entry. Bar and food stalls are open.
19:00 - 20:15 Rock Choir perform.
20:15 - Competition winners are announced and presented with prizes.
20:25 – 20:45 Stage Door 1 perform.
20:55 – 21:10 Stagecoach Theatre Arts perform.
21:15 – 21:25 Community singing led by Town Crier.
21:35 Bagpipe music "Diu Regnare"
21:40 Bugler, Charlotte Leeke, will play "Majesty"
21:45 Lighting of the Beacon
Read more here.
Saturday morning (10:00): Queen's Platinum Jubilee Coffee and Drop-in Morning
The mayor and mayoress of Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council invite you to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Coffee and Drop-in Morning on Saturday, June 4.
From 10:00 in the main hall on the first floor, Cowbridge Town Hall. Access by West entrance stairs and lift.
Free entry, coffee or tea and cake.
Donations to Barnardos and Atal y Fro.
Sample a Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pudding. Discuss any local issues and ideas with the mayor and other councillors.
Saturday afternoon/evening (13:00 – 19:00): Graig and Penllyn Villages Garden Party
Join us at Winchfield Playing Field for a Village Garden Party to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Bring a picnic, bring your family, wear your finest fair and enjoy the fun!
It's free to attend and food and drink can be purchased onsite.
Gates open at 13:00 and the event will aim to finish at 19:00.
There will be a cake competition and a fancy hat competition.
Find out more here.
Saturday evening (19:30): Adult's Jubilee Party
Ystradowen Community Council and Sports Association (YCSA) received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to organise events including the Adults Jubilee Party on Saturday, June 4.
There will be two live singers, as well as a bar that can take cash or card, a hog roast and a dessert stall.
Tickets are £15 per person and you can buy them by calling Spencer on 07736 235651.
Doors will open at 19:30.
Read more here.
What will you be doing to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee? We would love to see your photos of the celebrations over the weekend. Email [email protected]