The first weekend in June promises to be the weekend to be in Northumberland.
Prudhoe is having a street party on an epic level on the Sunday June 3rd and Monday June 4th sees a number of events:
- some will go to the County Show held this year for the last time at Corbridge [I am a Judge of the Horse section at the show which attracts 20,000+ people]
Others will head for Hexham and the Jubilee day celebrations that are being organised by the Hexham Council.
A string of beacons is set to illuminate Tynedale to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June. Up to six could be lit on high ground around the Hexham area as part of a national chain of lights on June 4.
A day of music and entertainment is also planned, including a special musical programme going back six decades to the 1950s when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. The beacons will be lit around 10pm as darkness falls.
Full details set out in the Journal: