Ian Barclay a former resident of Llanrhystud has passed on a collection of photographs of the Silver Jubilee celebration in the village, taken in 1977, where residents came together to enjoy a day of children’s parties, floats and by dressing up to mark the occasion.

Ian says:
“I can’t recall any names, but perhaps others can, it’s interesting that back then we were facing high fuel cost, hence the energy saving posters on one of the float”.

“We used to live in Church Street, at what was the Talar Deg, half way down on the right, between heaven and hell: the Church and the Black Lion, back then there was as you can see, a fantastic community spirit, I hope it is still so. We left in 1980 and I now live in Staylittle and quite often pass through noticing the changes. I hope you have a similarly successful Platinum Jubilee“.

Silver Jubilee Children’s Party in the Memorial Hall

Silver Jubilee, 1977

In March, preparations started for large parties in every major city of the United Kingdom, as well as for smaller ones for countless individual streets throughout the country.

The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.

It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom, culminating in June with the official “Jubilee Days”, held to coincide with the Queen’s Official Birthday.

Platinum Jubilee, 2022

This year to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a Proms in the Park events has been arranged for: 2-6pm, 3 June, 2022.

The idea behind the event is to bring the whole community together to enjoy a day of:

• Music
• Food and Drink, bring a picnic
• Market and Car Boot
• Children’s Entertainment
• Royal Scarecrow Competition (Entry forms available from Stordy Wyre & Post Office Llanrhystud)

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event will be held on the football field by the children’s play park.