Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Broadway, Bexleyheath was the venue for a free Diamond Jubilee celebration on Monday 4 June 2012 to celebrate 60 years of the Queen's reign.
The event, organised by Bexleyheath Business Partnership and supported by the London Borough of Bexley, included the annual Civic Parade.
There was also free entertainment, rides, stalls and much more. Local uniformed groups made the most of the day by holding their own street party, with refreshments provided for them by local businesses.
To tie in with both the Jubilee celebration and the Clock Tower anniversary, the day was used to officially launch a fundraising campaign to commission a Diamond Jubilee Sculpture of Her Majesty the Queen to fit into the empty south facing recess in the Clock Tower. The campaign is managed by the Bexleyheath Business Improvement District Partnership and supported by the Council. For more details on this, including how to donate, please use the 'Diamond Jubilee Sculpture' link on the right hand side.
Over the Jubilee weekend more than 50 street parties were planned across the borough. Royal fans took advantage of the free road closure application process put in place earlier in the year, to make it easier for everyone to join in the celebrations in Bexley.
The Annual Civic Parade was made up of uniformed groups from across the borough and led by the Mayor of Bexley. It will departed from the Civic Centre and worked its way past the police station, through the Broadway and down to Christ Church where the annual Civic service took place. The parade then returned to the Clock Tower for the ceremony at 12 noon.
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