Platinum Jubilee:
Five days of village celebration!

Don’t forget to check the insert in this month’s Roundabout

Sunday 22 May

Jubilee Torch Relay

Come out and support Janice Gant as she takes the Jubilee Torch by rickshaw from Bildeston to Cross Green


Thursday 2 June

7.00pm: Joyous, informal Jubilee Service in All Saints Church

Followed by Celebration Punch and nibbles. If you’d like to request a special hymn from the last 70 years to be sung at the service, please let us know by emailing

8.00-10.30pm: Jubilee Bonfire Party!

Come to the Village Hall for drinks and celebration, and see the Jubilee Bonfire lit at 8.45pm.


Friday 3 June

6.00pm: Jubilee Guided Walk

Meet at the Village Hall for a guided walk around the village – seeing some familiar places in a new light! All welcome, including dogs (but please keep them on a lead!) The Village Hall and bar will be open from 7.30pm for thirsty walkers and anyone who cares to join them.


Saturday 4 June

11.00am-4.00pm: Exhibition of Hitcham Memories and Children’s Art Celebration, All Saints Church

See how Hitcham has changed over the last 70 years – and enjoy the talents of our younger residents with a Celebration in Art!

Evening (time to be announced): Jubilee Concert Party, Village Hall

Come and watch the concert broadcast from Buckingham Palace on the big screen – and in good company! The bar will be open all evening and tea and coffee will also be available.

Sunday 5 June

2.00 – 5.00pm: Hitcham’s Big Jubilee Lunch – Food, Fun and Games on the meadow

A special event for everyone in Hitcham, jointly organised by all our village groups and organisations. 

There’ll be fun and games for adults and children alike on the meadow next to the Village Hall, with a free BBQ (and plenty of mouthwatering extras) funded by the Parish Council. If you fancy a drink the Village Hall Bar will be open, and tea and coffee will also be available. For the children (and young at heart) there’ll be popcorn, candy floss and a candy cart.

During the afternoon we’ll be cutting the Giant Jubilee Cake – and taking slices to older residents who can’t attend in person

All are welcome to bring this special weekend to a resounding close!