Yarmouth shops decorated for special Jubilee competition

FINAL preparations are being put in place for the Great Yarmouth Jubilee Window Dressing Competition prior to the short list judging taking place on Monday.

Mercury readers will then get their chance to vote for the winner - next Friday.

As the last few windows are being decorated in various forms of red, white and blue, King Street, Regent Street and Market and Broad Rows have been decorated in similar fashion with 6,000ft of bunting.

The decorated windows will form part of a Treasure Trail with shoppers and visitors invited to search for a number of “Diamonds” hidden among the displays during the half-term week.

Jubilee treasure trail entrants will have the chance to win shopping vouchers to be spent in town centre shops. The competition will run from Friday, June 1 to Friday, June 8, giving everyone a week to take part and return their completed entry forms by Tuesday, June 12. Look out for more information on the Diamond Treasure Trail competition and an entry form in the Great Yarmouth Mercury ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend in June.

There will also be plenty of Diamond Jubilee themed activities taking place in the town centre during the Bank Holiday weekend with most shops open on both bank holidays.

On June 2, the Town Centre Partnership is hosting a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee children’s Jubilee crafts-making workshop. The activities will take place in the Market Place where members of Jankie D’s Community Workshops will be showing children how to make their own crowns and King and Queen ‘peg’ dolls. Participation is free and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The workshop will be running from 11am to 3pm.

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On the two Bank Holidays on Monday and Tuesday, the town centre celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with it’s own musical entertainment with a soundtrack of the last 60 years. From the soundstage set up in the Market Place there will be songs and music from the last six decades that were hits at various times during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

People also have the opportunity to have their picture taken upon the Royal Throne with a Lion King, live music, balloon modelling and take part in the Diamond Jubilee treasure trail competition. The entertainment will take place between 11am and 2pm on Monday and Tuesday, June 4 and 5.