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Many local residents, business owners and councillors are working together to make the three day Wantage and Grove Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the beginning of June, an extended weekend never to be forgotten.

The commemorative programme is carefully being put together and we are looking for historic articles of interest to be included, to tell the story of Wantage & Grove over the past 60 years since Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne. Of particular interest would be memories of how the Queen’s Silver Jubilee was celebrated in the town.

Articles & photographs will be welcomed to build a picture of how things were and how things have become as they are today in our home town & village. Please submit articles & questions by email to press@wagjubilee.co.uk  or contact Lisa Auchinvole at tfd gym on 01235 772995 if you don’t have access to email.

The deadline for collating and printing is Friday 24th February for information to be received.

There will also be limited advertising space available in the A4 programme, so if you have a local business and are interested in placing an advert please email press@wagjubilee.co.uk  with your enquiry.

The events are really getting exciting now with more and more people bringing excellent ideas to the table. A brief run down so far…

Fri. 1st June: Shush the Venue, Queen tribute act from 8pm.

Sat. 2nd June: Wantage recreation ground – live music, games, children’s sports day, hot food and fun and games for all the family.

Sun. 3rd June: Wantage Town square is hosting the ‘Great Lunch’ with an array of events including a fancy dress parade, live music and lots more within the town centre to make sure everyone enjoys themselves.

Mon. 4th June: Grove recreation ground (rugby fields) – “It’s a Knockout” for everyone to take part in, craft tent, live local music and lots more including the grand finale fireworks.

To get involved, host a stall, help on the day; bring a group for displays & fundraising or anything else please email: press@wagjubilee.co.uk