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Celebrating 60 years of reign.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrates 60 years of the Queen’s reign. Celebrations will be held around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June. Many people will have a day off work or school to celebrate the bank holiday on June 5, 2012.

Here in Sidmouth there will be a great deal to celebrate including a the Jazz Band Ball on the 2nd of June at Kennaway House. There will be a street party bonanza to be held in recognition of the Queens Diamond Jubilee on the 3rd of June hosted by The Chamber Of Commerce from 4pm to 7pm. For the final day, Monday the 4th June the Sidmouth Cricket Club and Chamber Of Commerce will be hosting the Sidmouth Classic Car Show!

The celebrations will include a special pageant on the River Thames on Sunday 3 June when Queen Elizabeth II will lead a flotilla of a 1,000 boats in an event, to be organised by the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation.

In the lead up to the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend, numerous public events and exhibitions are expected to be held across London and the rest of the country in recognition of the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II.