The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was celebrated up and down the country with Grassington in Yorkshire being no exception, thanks to support from local companies.
After months of planning, villagers from Grassington and the surrounding villages of Thresfield, Linton and Hebden came together for what can only be described as a four-day extravaganza!
The organising committee of passionate volunteers enlisted the help of many local businesses to provide funding for the event, including Tarmac’s Swinden Quarry.
The quarry donated £175 towards Platinum Jubilee Medals, which were given out to the winners during a community sports day, part of the Picnic in the Park celebration held on Sunday 5 June.
Mary Wilkinson, an experienced organiser of Jubilee events was instrumental in bringing the village’s plans together, she said:” We are overwhelmed with how much support we have received from residents and businesses to make this event a success. We were delighted how every step came together and at the positive response, ideas and offers of help.
“From the start we were determined to raise the money we needed to cover the event, to ensure that everyone could attend and have a good time. We are incredibly grateful to all the sponsors who supported us and made this an event to remember. This is a truly amazing community”
Steven Curtin, Tarmac’s area operations manager for Yorkshire, Lancashire & Cumbria, said: “We were pleased to be able to help assist Grassington with its Jubilee celebrations, as supporting our local communities is especially important to us.
“Congratulations to all the winners of the Platinum Jubilee Medals, what a great keepsake to remember this historic event for years to come.”
Along with the Picnic in the Park the four-day event also included the lighting of the beacon, a Jubilee tea party for older residents, a big Jubilee bash with live bands, a Jubilee Pagent for younger residents to take part in, plus much more.