Chislehurst picnic and West Wickham carnival start Bromley Jubilee fun

PUBLISHED: 19:03 03 June 2012

Chislehurst Picnic, Pictures by Andy Barnes

Chislehurst Picnic, Pictures by Andy Barnes " in foreground flying the flag Sophia O'Neil and Tom Paszylk


Typical Bank Holiday weather has failed to dampen the spirits of revellers across Bromley celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee.

The celebrations started at Chislehurst Common with a picnic as part of the Big Lunch parties up and down the country.

Attractions yesterday included a Maypole dance and country dancing along with a tea tent and family fun.

At West Wickham schoolchildren processed through the streets from Oak Lodge School in Chamberlain Crescent and from Wickham Common School to meet up at Coney Hall Recreation Ground for a grand opening at noon.

Tomorrow sees lighting of beacons at the end of a day of fun at St John’s Church in Knoll Rise in Orpington when the torch will be lit at 10.30pm and the Harris Hospice in Orpington also hosts a beacon lighting at the end of a party - however all the tickets have gone. Guests there can also admire - and tuck into - the beautifully decorated cake which formed a centrepiece of last month’s royal tea party in Bromley. The cake is decorated with images of Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey and Balmoral and the Queen’s favourite animals - her pet corgis and a racehorse.

You will be able to turn up at the Glades in Bromley to celebrate the Jubilee in style tomorrow.

Last month the Queen herself and Prince Philip met fashion designers and admired a display of fashion throughout the 60 years of her reign at the shopping centre. It was one of the coldest days in May but thousands of well-wishers were undaunted as they welcomed the couple to Bromley.

Tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday) the Glades hosts children’s activities between 10am and 5pm, including children’s rides and a mini carousel. There’s a Pimms stall for adults in the Market Square.

We’d love to see - and publish your Jubilee photos.

Please send them to the News Desk or upload them to i-witness.

Enjoy the celebrations - come rain or shine.

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