There’s going to be so much to do in Strete and the surrounding area for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June.

On Thursday 2nd, there’s a Church concert at St Michael’s church here in the village, starting 6pm, followed by the lighting of the beacon at Manor Farm in Strete as part of the Nationwide Jubilee Lighting Ceremony, 9pm.

On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th the village’s community pub, the Kings Arms takes centre stage, with a two day beer (YES! Two whole days of beer!) and music festival. Let’s call it Stretestock.

Friday will be our Kings & Queens day, with a fancy dress competition and kids’ games.

Saturday will be 50s themed, remembering the coronation of 1953 and the Queen’s early years on the throne. There will be fancy dress, a jazz band playing at lunchtime and live 50s folk and skiffle later in the day.

Over the two days, we’ll be serving a large selection of local Devon beers and cider from a number of different brewers. Plus, there will be a BBQ on both days. And we’ve been promised the weather is going to be wonderful….

And on Sunday 5th June there will be a church service and then the Strete Street Party in Hynetown Road, in the form of a picnic, with coffee/tea and group photo to be taken of villagers for posterity. More details to follow from the various groups involved, but put it in your diary, it’s going to be a worthy celebration.