Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery, Kessingland’s jubilee celebrations have just got bigger, brighter and much more exciting.
The Lottery council awarded Kessingland £4400 to help bring the jubilee celebrations to life, and the village has organised a number of events which will honour the Queen’s 60 year reign.
Pupils at Kessingland Primary School are to play a big part in the celebrations, which take place from 1-4 June. They will be hosting a ‘Big Lunch’ for Kessingland’s elderly residents at the school. The main event is set to be a 1950s inspired village fete, which will evoke the time of the Queen’s coronation.
The fete will include a sports day, swing boats, a steam railway, Punch and Judy, donkey rides, horse-drawn carriages, craft activities, vintage vehicles and a fancy dress competition.
A total of 113 trees and shrubs will also be planted, along with the installation of a commemorative bench, letting the jubilee celebrations endure long after the festivities themselves.