Win a new £5 Jubilee Coin at Children’s Crown Competition
Blists Hill Victorian Town Tuesday 5th June
Children arriving at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Tuesday, 5th June wearing a royal crown which they have made themselves can enter a competition to win a new £5 commemorative Jubilee coin. The competition is part of the town’s patriotic celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of their much-loved Queen Victoria over the Bank holiday weekend of 2nd – 5th June.
Entries will be judged on The Green at around 2.45pm after the concert by the Wellington Brass Band; runners up will all receive a small gift. Youngsters can also watch a traditional Punch and Judy Show and follow a trail around the Town.
The day will be a fitting tribute to the gracious lady’s long reign with an extravaganza of colour, music and entertainment, There will be moving mime performances from the Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, while the Prince Albert Players, a small company of strolling players, will perform, in patriotic fashion, the story of St George in the morning and Sweeney Todd in the afternoon.
An impressive collection of vintage bicycles, including the famous High Bicycle (or Penny Farthing), will be ridden around the Town by the March Cycle Club and there will be a lively sing-a-long in the New Inn pub. ‘Victorian soldiers’ from the Ibutho Living History Group will also be talking about the Anglo-Zulu war and military life in the late 1870s.
As festivities take place, local townsfolk will still be going about their daily lives in the authentic houses and shops, baking bread, counting coins at the bank and talking about Victorian remedies in the chemist. Craftsmen will also be at work in the Artisans’ Yard.
Open 10am to 5pm Blists Hill is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all ten museums, valid for twelve months and unlimited return visits, costs £23.25 per adult, £18.75 for the 60 plus, £15.25 for students and children and £64 for a family of two adults and all their children aged up to 18 years in full time education (terms and conditions apply); under 5s free. Performances, activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.
For further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk.
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