To herald the start of The Festival of Suffolk and the celebrations to mark HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a symbolic torch will travel through communities in Suffolk this summer carried by local heroes.
The torch began its journey in Brandon and then passes through 250 towns and villages, a distance of over 550 miles before reaching its final destination arriving at the Suffolk Show in Ipswich on Wednesday 1st June. It arrives in Coddenham at 10.50am on the 21st May, where our local hero, Margaret Baker will carry it from the Community Shop to the Coddenham Centre, for photographs. Please cheer her on!
There is also have a live GPS tracker of the route which will be fun to follow the torch on its journey. Click here to follow: HERE
Coddenham’s celebrations, dates and timing are listed here. Further posts will follow.
28th May 10am ‘Clean for the Queen’, village and surroundings, litter pick starting from the Coddenham Centre. Refreshments available. Please support!
2nd June From 9.30pm – Refreshments & Beacon lighting St Mary’s Churchyard, followed a peal of bells at 9.45pm. Sponsored by the Day Foundation & the Gardemau Trusts.
5th June, The Big Lunch sponsored by the Day Foundation and Mid Suffolk District Council from;
12 noon – The Co Op Band
12.30pm – Banana Ukuleles Band
1.00pm – The Co Op Band
1.30pm – Banana Ukuleles Band
2.00 pm – Ten Village Band
2.30 pm – Commemorative Tree planting
3.00pm – Ten Village Band
4.00/4.30pm – Short Service of Thanksgiving
Bar open, Earl Soham draft ales, wines, bottled beers, Pimms, soft drinks.
Craft stall and other fun including an Exhibition by the Coddenham History Club in Haysel House, -The Way We Were” – The coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 and celebrations back in time in photographs and memorabilia.
You are welcome to BYO picnic, but please support the event. Tickets are free for residential children, adults and guests, a donation is requested. Available from the Community Shop, but book soon. Don’t forget to Enter the Jubilee Photograph Competition and Bring out Your Bunting!
We suggest you bring picnic chairs or blankets if you can, as seating is limited.
The celebrations in Coddenham are a collaboration led by the Coddenham Community Response Group, which includes the Coddenham Community Shop, The Coddenham Centre,the Coddenham Country Club, the Day Foundation, the Gardemau Trusts, the Coddenham History Club, St Mary’s Church & Coddenham Parish Council. We are grateful to all our sponsors, the Day Foundation, Mid-Suffolk District Council, the Gardemau Trusts and Bickers Action plus our many volunteers and participants.