Thursday 2 June 2022

AS PART of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Humberside Police’s new marine patrol and underwater search boat, Galene, will be sailing alongside an estimated 70 other boats from the region in a special Jubilee Flotilla sailpast of the Humber Bridge this evening. Sent on their way by an RAF Battle of Britain Spitfire flypast, the flotilla will leave Hull Marina around 7pm. 

Hessle Town Council, along with event partners Hull City Council and East Riding Council, have organised the event, with the flotilla sailing in formation from Victoria Pier in Hull to the Humber Bridge ahead of the national Lighting of Beacons at Hessle at 9.45pm.

Viewing points will be available at Victoria Pier and St Andrew’s Quay as well as Hessle Foreshore but people have been warned there is no vehicular access to Hessle Foreshore and parking elsewhere is expected to be in high demand.

[More information here]

IN BEVERLEY tonight, there is a short service in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St Mary’s Church at 9pm followed by the Beacon Lighting in the Coronation Gardens opposite at 9.45pm.  The service marks the start of the town’s jubilee celebrations, with a full programme scheduled for tomorrow, throughout the town.

Beverley FM’s Alex Dunn and Adam Smith will be on stage at Flemingate from 10am to 8pm on Friday, featuring live music from across the decades. Shops will be staying open late and people are encouraged to bring chairs and rugs for the grassed viewing area.

[Full details of Friday’s events here]