Thurrock’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant celebrations. 2nd June Purfllet-on-Thames | 3rd June Hardie Park | 4th June Grays Town Park Produced by AAAHA
The amazing stilt Queen character (Lucia Tong) and Page (Yaman) with Thurrock’s SeaLion Mascot (Rendered Retina) plus a Town Crier (Mike Ostler) and Mistress of the Robes (Joanne Elizabeth Harrison) led this Pageant. They appeared at Lakeside Shopping Centre, Purfleet-on-Thames, Hardie Park and Grays Town Park. At each venue there was entertainment, face painting, activities and food stalls, with community groups joining in the fun! They were greeted by the Mayor of Thurrock, Jackie Doyle-Price MP, and Cllrs. Qaisar Abbas and Mark Coxshall.
2pm | Thursday 2nd June | Lakeside Shopping Centre | Proclamation
Our Town Crier officially announced the Proclamation of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Thurrock’s Pageant and Kinetika flags in royal attendance!
5.00-10.00pm | Thursday 2nd June | Purfleet -on-Thames Community Green | Pageant – Lighting of the Queen’s Beacon and Fireworks display
12.00-3.00pm | Friday 3rd June | Hardie Park (Stanford-le-Hope) | Pageant
12.00-5.00pm | Sat 4th June | Grays Town Park | Pageant
12.00-4.00pm | Sunday 5th June | Grays Town Park | Big Lunch – Thank You to Key Workers
The Queen character on stilts symbolises the monarch as Head of Britain, The Commonwealth and the Church. The SeaLion, on Thurrock’s Coat of Arms, represents the maritime history of Thurrock.
Quest Music Services presented some fantastic local acts!
Thurrock’s Mistress of the Robes talks about making the costume for the Queen character on stilts.