Platinum Jubilee

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The Queen has given us a four-day weekend to celebrate Her Platinum Jubilee.

Our plan:

Villagers are invited to:

Thursday 2 June 7.30pm - Bell ringing

A Quarter Peal (1260 "dongs") will be rung at Priston Church from 7.30pm, for 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Thursday 2 June 9.30 for 9.45pm - Jubilee Beacon

The Priston brazier will be lit at 9.45pm by the Platinum Princess on Thursday evening in the field behind Mead Cottage (entrance on the right, just past the cricket pitch main gate) as part of a national network of Platinum Jubilee Beacons:

  • please aim to arrive by 9.30pm so as not to miss the fun.

Friday 3 June 7pm Jubilee Dinner in the Village Hall

A 3-course sit-down Jubilee Dinner will be held at 7pm for 7.30 start in the Village Hall on Friday evening:

  • cocktail on arrival, starter - smoked salmon or vegetable terrine, main course - beef bourguignon or veg. option of mushroom stroganoff, dessert (note change from previous menu) - vanilla cheesecake with strawberry compote. See full menu.
  • a cash bar will be provided;
  • optional '50's fancy dress, '50's music;
  • numbers will be limited, so to avoid disappointment, please contact George Haines ( as soon as possible and by 22 May at the latest for tickets - £36 each - first come, first served;
  • payment may be by cash or bank transfer (please request bank details when booking);
  • please indicate if you want the veg. option for starter/main course, and any other dietary requirements.

Note: Tickets have been priced on a break-even basis - any surplus will go to a charity chosen by the Jubilee Working Group;

Saturday 4 June 10.30am - noon - Photo Display/Bring & Show in the Village Hall

Photo exhibition

We are looking for photos from villagers under the loose theme of “Celebrating Priston”. Any photos which portray the essence of Priston, are of historical interest, have any royal connections, and/or simply have some connection with Priston and which you would really love to share with others will be welcome.

The photos will be included in a repeating slideshow which will be shown in the Village Hall. All photos will ultimately be published on the Priston Web and credited to the provider unless otherwise requested.

If you have any photos which you would like to contribute, then please email them to Richard Bottle at ideally by 22 May:

  • photos in digital (jpg) format are preferred;
  • If you have any hard copy or slide photos you would like to contribute and you are unable to scan them yourself, we are happy to scan them on your behalf – just let us know;
  • photos should ideally be at least 1000 pixels wide. If sending photos from your phone please try to make sure they are not compressed when sending;
  • make sure any emails are less than 20MB in size in total or they may be rejected. If sending multiple photos, you may need to split over several emails. All emails will be acknowledged;
  • please indicate if possible the year the photo was taken, and a one-line caption.

Bring & Show

We would also like to have a Bring & Show table exhibition on the same theme of "Celebrating Priston". If you have any objects or documents you would like to contribute, then please let Richard Bottle, Owain Jones or Sue Hunter-Jones know in advance, ideally by 15 May, so we can plan the display.

If you are able to contribute to the photos or to the “Bring & Show” please do so, and help make the weekend something to remember!

Sunday 10am - Jubilee Church Service

A celebratory service will be held in Priston Church, all welcome.

Sunday 5 June from 12pm - Priston Street Party, Games & Teas

Street Part from 12pm

A Street Party will be held in the Village Hall Car Park from 12pm.

  • you are all invited to bring food & drink. Food brought to share should be labelled with allergens. Please bring your own plates, glasses and cutlery;
  • tables and chairs will be set out in the car park for your use.

Games from 2pm

Games for adults and children (including egg-throwing) will be held on the Cricket Pitch from 2pm - 4pm approx.

Children's flags will be displayed at the gate to the field, and a small prize will be given to the best flag.
Please do encourage your child to make a flag for the display. If you have any queries please contact Vicky Coles (07788 647946 or

Teas from 4pm

Tea will be provided by the Parish Council at the Village Hall from 4pm onwards.

Villagers are asked to bring cakes to share.