The fireworks arranged on the Millennium Meadow went off with a Ring, before the more customary Bang!

Arranged by Graham Burgess as a celebratory opening of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the bells first rang out from All Hallows with a very special peel.
While a crowd of around 300 gathered on the meadow Whitchurch bellringers used the eight bells that were in existence at the time of the Coronation, with the sound resounding across to the Meadow.

After the ‘Ring’ the Mayor Cllr Jackie Day started the proceedings and the sky was lit up – with a bang.

Ooh’s and Ah’s followed as wave after wave of rockets were fired into the sky, each of the six sections representing a decade of the Her Majesty’s reign.
The display was mainly ‘diamond’ silver with blue or pink rockets to signify when a royal child was born.
A final ringing of all ten present bells completed the show, before the crowd dispersed to enjoy the rest of the evening.


Remember events today – ranging from a display and film in the Gill Nethercott Centre to the Rockus Festival in London Street; and lots more.
Then tomorrow – a Thanksgiving Service, Family Fun, the Pub Race and more live music.

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