Queens Diamond Jubilee

Herefordshire Diamond Day

July 11th | 9am – 4.30pm

King George V Playing Fields, Hereford

Join us in giving Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh a royal Herefordshire welcome!

Herefordshire Diamond Day promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for the county, as we come together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will be greeted by a choir of a thousand voices, accompanied by a 90-piece band, and a stunning procession of dancers, cheerleaders, the Hop Pocket runners and town criers. Not to mention Ryleland sheep, a Hereford Bull, and Grand National winner, Mon Mome.

Diamond Day key details revealed!

10.00am Royal train arrives at Hereford train station

10.15am The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Cathedral Close.

10.35am The Royal party leaves the cathedral by car

10.40am Arrive at King George V playing fields

11.15am The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh depart by car

This is a FREE event and no tickets are required. We look forward to seeing you there!

To find out more about this event, email our team at Celebrate@HerefordshireDiamondDay.co.uk or telephone 01432 261837. Keep up to date with the latest event news on Twitter @HFDSDiamondDay and Facebook www.facebook.com/HerefordshireDiamond Day.


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Final tickets are still available for the KPMG Thames Clippers boats that will join the seven-and-a-half mile flotilla as it proceeds down the Thames from Battersea to Tower Bridge on this historic occasion.

A thousand vessels of all shapes and sizes will assemble on the Thames on the afternoon of Sunday 3 June to take part in the biggest celebration the river has seen for over 350 years. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, along with other members of the Royal Family, will travel on the Royal Barge in the royal section of the flotilla.

All passenger boats will travel together, between two music herald barges. One of these, the ninth herald barge, is still to be announced and the tenth, the final vessel in the flotilla, will feature members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, playing a stirring and triumphant ‘last night of the proms’-type repertoire.

Organisers of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant have been inundated with enquires about how members of the public can be involved in this glorious celebration of The Queen’s 60 year reign. Boat owners wishing to take part have been through a rigorous selection process which was completed at the end of last year. For non-boat owners, the only way to experience the thrill of actually taking part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has been to buy tickets on allocated passenger boats. These have been on sale since before Christmas through individual operators listed on the Thames Diamond Jubilee website but have been sold out for some time.

Sean Collins, Managing Director of KPMG Thames Clippers, said: “Taking part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will be literally taking part in history. We’re very pleased that we’ve been able to release tickets for our fleet of 12 passenger boats and we know people will be thrilled that places are still available.”

Tickets for the Pageant are priced along similar lines as tickets for New Year’s Eve. The KPMG Thames Clippers packages include Pimms welcome drink, lunch with wine, afternoon tea and a Champagne toast.

Tickets will be non-transferable and non-refundable. Individuals can apply for tickets at http://www.hospitalityline.co.uk/thames-diamond-jubilee-pageant/ or call 020 8289 9595 / 020 7001 2211


Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Concert Monday 4th June

Wilton Court Restaurant with rooms are inviting you to join them to watch the Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday 4th June 2012.

Full coverage of the concert will be viewed on two large screens in the Mulberry Restaurant.

The evening will commence  from 6.30 with a Bellini and canapes followed by a sumptuous dinner served at 7.30 please  follow this link for menu details

Details of who will be performing at the concert and which members of the Royal family will be attending will be confirmed nearer the time. The concert will be staged in the stunning surroundings of the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace.

The  BBC and Garry Barlow have brought together leading talent  from the world of music to include classic hits and one off collaborations from artists including Shirley Bassey, Elton John, JLS, Tom Jones, Paul Mc Cartney, Annie Lennox and Cliff Richard. Other names will be announced in due course.

The timing of the concert will begin mid evening (time to be confirmed) and will be followed by the lighting of the National Beacon and should end around 10.45pm Continue reading

Hereford will roll out the red carpet on July 11th

Buckingham Palace has announced that Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, is to visit Herefordshire as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour.

On July 11th, the Monarch’s visit to Hereford coincides with Herefordshire Diamond Day, a day of celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee which will bring together communities from all over the county. The jubilent event will take place on Hereford’s King George playing fields will highlight the diversity and richness of the county, featuring sports, music, dance, local arts and crafts as well as voluntary groups, charities and businesses. It will include a central stage where performances from communities, schools and organisations will take place.

”This is set to be like no other” said Lady Darnley, the lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire who is leading the celebrations. She said ” This will be a once in a life time celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee  and we hope that towns and villages and other communities will join in and mark the Jubilee in their own particular way. We have such a lot to celebrate in Herefordshire and we may run out of space, but I can guarantee you we will have something for everyone”

For more information about Herefordshire Diamond Day please visit www.herefordshirediamondday.co.uk 

If you are local why not end the day at the Wilton Court for a celebration dinner or if you would like to attend the celebrations and do not live locally why not make a short break and stay at the Wilton Court

Our Jubilee celebration menu and packages will be announced shortly so please watch this space