How will you celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee?
25th April 2012
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Is your street celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

According to a recent article by borough archivist Dr Jonathan Oates, the verdict of the press following Ealing’s celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897 was “another time we must convene earlier and do something better than this”.

On that occasion the council arranged a procession from Ealing Common to Hanwell, a dinner for the elderly and a tea party for 4,000 children in Miss Perceval’s Park (now Walpole Park) with games and prizes. Streets, however poor, were decorated with flags and bunting.

If you would like to know more about the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 1897 pop along to his talk on Thursday 21 June at 6.15pm in Ealing Library.

So 115 years later are we doing something better to celebrate this Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

Here is a list of just some of the events we know are planned:

Sunday 3 June

·         Creffield Area Residents Association are joining with St Martin’s Church to host a street party in Hale Gardens and Stanway Gardens open to all residents in the local area.

·         Goldsmiths Residents Association will join forces with St Dunstan’s Church and The Goldsmiths Arms pub to host a street party in Friar’s Place Lane, East Acton.

·         St Barnabas in Pitshanger Lane will be inviting everyone to share their Big Lunch followed by a live screening of the Thames River Pageant on the Big Screen.

Churchfield Community Association is also organising an event in Goldsmith Avenue on Monday 4 June and the residents of Murray Road, South Ealing  will be holding their street party on Tuesday 5 June. There may be more planned and if this encourages you to arrange one for your area, hurry as the deadline is approaching.

Thankfully Ealing Council has waived the fee for street party applications but if you want to hold a street party in your area you must submit an application for road closures to them before April 30. Call 020 8825 6064 or email

You can submit details of your Diamond Jubilee events free of charge here.

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