The Diamond Jubilee – Bank Holiday Tuesday.

So here it is! The extra Bank Holiday for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, where we will all raise a glass of something nice, in my case, a bit of Remy Martin XO Brandy……..Nice!

To the Queen!


Not only does she love a spot of racing, and has owned racehorses for many years, but she has worked for the country for so many years.

Hopefully, one day she will be able to get that elusive Derby winner under her crown, which has eluded her for so many years!

Mind you, a Diamond Jubilee is normally a celebration held to mark a 75th anniversary, but only the 60th anniversary in the case of a monarch.

This was after Queen Victoria decided to bring the diamond jubilee forward of her 60th anniversary in 1897, after she became a bit of a hermit after Albert died, and public support for her was waning.

No such problem for Her Majesty, as even if you put all the riches, and good living aside, she still comes out working for the good of the Nation, even in her Eighties.

What can we expect to happen at the courses to celebrate?

Leicester have some boogie-ing with Smooth Radio featuring more music to boogie to, on their second Diamond Jubilee Raceday.

Ffos Las, the Welsh course, have pushed the boat out much more, with their Diamond Jubilee Raceday. They have a street party atmosphere with entertainment from Dixie Landers, along with performances from SA15 Stage School and some stands from Gilded Lili -Aarts, crafts and gift exhibitors.

Well done Ffos Las!

Great Yarmouth hold a family friendly meeting in their new grandstand, with a children’s playground and family lawns for a picnic. They have some a circus feel to the entertainment a Punch and Judy show, stilt walkers, snake charmer, and donkey rides.

Redcar don’t seem to have pushed the boat out at all and just offer the usual entertainment. They wont make ‘City’ status like that!

Now in keeping with the last Golden Jubilee, certain towns will compete to become cities, as Queen Victoria granted city status to Bradford, Kingston-upon-Hull and Nottingham.

The Queen has chosen – Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph are to gain ‘city status’ to mark this year’s Diamond Jubilee.

Enjoy the day!

The Jag.

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