Marlborough Town Council, businesses and all aspects of the community pulled together to offer a full and varied programme of events over the four days of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Festivities kicked off on May 30 and 31, when the Merchant House Trust ran an exhibition of ‘Royal Links’ in the Town Hall.

On Thursday, June 2, the programme kicked off in earnest with a High Street party, ran by a team of Council staff and volunteers, with a three thousand strong show of resident guests of all ages.

This was followed by a Beacon Lighting event on Marlborough Common, attended by the Mayor of Marlborough Lisa Farrell and a number of honoured guests including the Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire Ninna Gibson.

Friday saw a picnic and family games in the Salisbury Road Recreation Ground hosted by the Emmanuel Church, as well as street parties. Saturday enjoyed a ‘Royal Connections’ Tour at Marlborough College, a Classic car cavalcade run by U3A,  a peal of bells at St Mary's Church, and a Family Festival organised by the Parade cinema.

Sunday held a ‘Jubilee Bake off’ competition judged by Danny Kruger MP, a street party at Manton and a right ‘Royal Picnic’ organised by the Rotary Club on the Common with sports, stalls, and entertainment.