Winchester Royal Wedding Celebrations
For the past 140 years Guildhall Winchester has been at the centre of the community when it comes to celebrating royal events, and 2011 will see the newly refurbished Guildhall maintain this tradition. On Saturday 16 April the Guildhall opened a Royal Wedding Book of Congratulations for HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The book will be available for members of the public to sign until Sunday 1 May 2011, in the new ground floor reception of the Guildhall.
The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Richard Izard who was the first to sign the book and commented, “I am honoured to be the first to sign the book which will be sent to Clarence House on behalf of the residents of the City of Winchester and the many rural areas within the district”.
On the day of the wedding the Guildhall will be running “A Street Party fit for a King”, offering members of the local community the opportunity to watch the Wedding in the fantastic surroundings of the newly refurbished Bapsy Hall on the impressive 16ft wide screen.
Partygoers are invited to either bring along their own picnic or sample the delights on offer from the Guildhall, in the specially decorated hall dressed with bunting and flags. Guests will be seated on traditional long tables and be provided with fruit squash.
Ian Folger Guildhall Manager commented, “Many residents have already informed us that they remember the Queen’s Coronation and events which took place at the Guildhall, and we would be delighted to hear more of these stories or view pictures which were taken at that time. We really want to make this another special community event hosted at the Guildhall.”
To book your tickets either call 01962 840 500 or pop in to Winchester Tourist Information Centre from Wednesday 20 April. Adults £1.00 children 12 and under are free of charge.
For more information visit www.guildhallwinchester.co.uk
Street parties being held in the District
Date if NOT
Outlands Road CURDRIDGE
The Crescent BRAMBRIDGE
Broad Street (west service road)
Webbs Green SOBERTON
Roberts Close WICKHAM
Woodlane Close BRAMDEAN
Three Acres DENMEAD
Middle Road WINCHESTER (Northern end)
Middle Road WINCHESTER (Southern end)
Witton Hill ALRESFORD
Aspen Close COLDEN COMMON
Shoe Lane EXTON
Queen Street, TWYFORD
The Pastures, KINGS WORTHY