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Buckley to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

RESIDENTS in Buckley will be marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a day of celebrations.

The event, which will be held on Precinct Way on Monday, June 4, will include live music and entertainment, a vintage vehicle display and bus tours of the town.

Buckley Town Council, which is funding the event, set up a working group of councillors, local business owners and other representatives from the community to organise the celebrations.

A purpose-built stage will be set up in Precinct Way car park for 12 acts to perform on and visitors will be able to browse stalls, see demonstrations of pottery making and watch a Punch and Judy show.

Bus tours of the town will take in Buckley landmarks such as the council chamber, the Old Buckley Baths and Coronation Gardens.

The baths building will be open to the public.

The Sentinel steam wagon and ‘Blodwen’, a steam roller owned by Hanson Cement, will be among the vintage vehicles on display.

To commemorate the day programmes are being produced and all schoolchildren in the town will be given medallions and pens to remember the day by.

Sponsorship is being sought from local businesses.

At a meeting of the town council on Tuesday members received a report on the plans for the day.