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Diamond Jubilee Pictures of Belper


Below are some pictures of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Belper.

Saturday June 2nd

 Belper's Personality Queen at the start of the Celebrations:

The start of the Royal Walk around Belper.  The walk, taking in places associated with Royalty in Belper, was led by Adrian Farmer.  In the picture is Bob Billington the Executive Director of Blackstone Valley Tourism Council:

The competition for the Best Dressed Premises was won by Hunky Dory.  Hunky Dory is situated at the corner of Bridge Street and Derwent Street.  The Royal British Legion Club in Strutt Street came a very close second:

The Royal Walk ended at St John's Chapel where there was an exhibition about Belper's Royal celebrations in the past.  The exhibition was arranged by Belper Historical Society:

Residents of Stanton Avenue prepare for their street party.  Other street parties were held on both the Sunday and Monday:

Sunday June 3rd

In 1833 the young Princess Victoria visited Belper.  A re-enactment of this event took place at the River Gardens:

Princess Victoria accompanied by the Mayor of Amber Valley, Cllr John Nelson:

Hot Potato dance group performing with supermarket trolleys in the River Gardens.  This unique group are based in Milford:

Derwent Brass performing in the Bandstand during the (very wet) Sunday celebrations:

The crowds braved the weather to attend the Larks in the Parks concert:

Monday June 4th

The Memorial Gardens was the venue for the Teddy Bears' Picnic. Fortunately the sun shone for this event.  The picture shows some of the picnickers with the clown who provided entertainment in both the Memorial Gardens and at St Peter's Church:

Some of the Teddy Bears who came along to the picnic:

The 'Street' Party at St Peter's Church.  Some of those who turned up at St Peter's to enjoy the sunshine and the food:

Some of the picnickers in the Memorial Gardens enjoy the sunshine:

This group of Teddy Bears was awarded the prize for the best picnic:

Picnickers enjoy the outdoor games that were laid on at St Peter's:

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