Royal Diamond Jubilee - June 2012

Shop Window Displays
Penistone shops were slow to start but they have soon caught up with the Jubilee spirit and just about every business did something about the Jubilee. In order here are displays at Clark's Chemist, Wards Fish & Chips, Schofield's butcher, Zeanti, Adore, Happy Days, Hallmark Cards and Barnsley Hospice. Of particular interest are the displays at Clark's and Adore. Here are a few of the window displays. Well done everyone.

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ArtisanDiamond Jubilee Weekend
This special event celebrated sixty years of HM Queen Elizabeth II's reign, from 1952 to 2012. Here was the itinerary:

Saturday 2nd June:

1. Artisan Fayre - 9am to 3pm - Market Cruck Barn.
An amazing collection of talent and tranklements in this unusual arts and crafts fair. Selected local craftspeople will be showcasing their wares, including: Chicy-Cow designs leather bags and accessories, Silver spoon Jewellery by SallyAnn Jewellery, Charlotte Webster Textiles, Zoe Barber Jewellery, Hand-made books by Monica Turton, Susan Evans' Automata wooden toys, Ceramics by Sheila Spencer and Lynda Jennings, Hand-spun wool by Sally Poshknits and Felt Like Art felts for you and your home, to name but a few. Glass artist Tina Green will be demonstrating her skills.

Ice-cream from Our Cow Molly and The Arthouse Café had an open air Café. Also Rachey's Cupcakes, free kids' craft activities, face painting and the jubilee atmosphere. Organised by Sarah Catterall (email). Twitter - Artisan Fayre.

2. Jubilee and Royal Memorabilia - 10.15am, Penistone Church. Refreshments. Penistone Church

Sunday 3rd June:
PosterPenistone people start the day by a dignified visit to Penistone Church. After this, Penistone was invited to the Jubilee 'Street Party' from 12.45pm to 5pm, in the Market Barn. This was organised by volunteers from Penistone Church, with the generous support of Penistone Town Council.

1. Ecumenical Jubilee Service - 10.45am, Penistone Church. A special celebratory service, Jazz Band, Royal memorabilia, kids' stuff and a Champagne Reception (soft drinks for children).

2. 1950s - Style Jubilee Street Party - Market Cruck Barn. From around 12.45pm. Free sandwiches (1950's style of jam, cheese, spam, etc.) with tea and biscuits. Other activities: Crown-making, 50s music, exercising, treasure hunt, Queen's portrait competition, archives and lots more. With a suitable music backdrop. A bar from The Huntsman of Thurlstone served a range of Coronation-style Real Ale.

Monday 4th June:
Jubilee Beacons
These were arranged in various local places. See the official Jubilee Beacons website for a map of beacon locations:


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