Wye celebrated The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a series of community events between Thursday 2nd and Sunday 5th June 2022.
Wye Crown had a fresh coat of lime wash, and the Parish Council invited every household in the parish to take part in the celebrations.
In summary, Wye Celebrates started with a community beacon lighting ceremony on Churchfield Green on Thursday 2nd June, and a second beacon above Wye Crown for all to see alight on one of the highest points in Kent. On Friday 3rd June Church Street closed to traffic for a Street Party between 12.00 noon and 14.00, and there were family picnics on The Green. On Saturday 4th June, there was a Farmers Jubilee Market on The Green between 09.00 and 12.00.
Finally, celebrations to mark this historic occasion ended in Wye church with a special Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday 5th June. Although all these events were informal, the Parish Council encouraged residents to wear red white and blue to add to the spectacle.
Wye's community beacon was one of the national chain that all light together at 21.45 as a symbol of unity. Wye also lit a second beacon above Wye Crown which could be seen for many miles across Kent.
In the autumn a tree planting project will contribute to the Queen's Green Canopy initiative and grow to form a permanent legacy.
- If you would like to volunteer to be part of this project, or can offer ideas or resources, please contact the Parish Clerk.
Please watch this space for further details.
The Cantii Way launched 26th May 2022 to honour the The Queen, who is patron of Cycling UK. This new 145 mile cycle route opened in time for the long Jubilee weekend. The Cantii Way is a circular cycle route that starts and ends in Wye. The route passes Wye Crown, a prominent chalk carving cut by hand into the North Downs by students of Wye College to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII in 1902.