Winchester Royal Wedding Celebrations

Press Release: 28/04/2011

Bunting

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

 

Street

 

Date if NOT 29/04/11

1

Canon Street WINCHESTER

01/05/11

2

Church Lane
BISHOPS SUTTON

 

3

Outlands Road CURDRIDGE

 

4

The Crescent BRAMBRIDGE

 

5

Broad Street  (west service road)

ALRESFORD

 

6

Webbs Green SOBERTON

 

7

Greenacres Drive
OTTERBOURNE

 

8

Roberts Close WICKHAM

 

9

Woodlane Close BRAMDEAN

 

10

St Faiths Road WINCHESTER

28/04/11

11

Three Acres DENMEAD

01/05/11

12

Park Lane
OTTERBOURNE

 

13

Middle Road WINCHESTER (Northern end)

 

14

Middle Road WINCHESTER (Southern end)

 

15

Witton Hill ALRESFORD

 

16

Bighton Road
BIGHTON

 

17

Oakwood Avenue
OTTERBOURNE

 

18

St Johns Road WINCHESTER

 

19

West Street
SOBERTON

 

20

Park Road
BISHOPS WALTHAM

 

21

Western Road WINCHESTER

 

22

Grovelands Road
and Sawyer Close WINCHESTER

 

23

West Street
SOUTHWICK

 

24

Old

Hillside Road
and Hillside Close WINCHESTER

 

25

Brookside Close DENMEAD

 

26

Middlebrook BISHOPS WALTHAM

 

27

Aspen Close COLDEN COMMON

 

28

Shoe Lane EXTON

 

29

Lynford Way WINCHESTER

 

30

Middle Brook Street WINCHESTER

 

31

Field Way
, DENMEAD

 

32

Queen Street, TWYFORD

 

33

The Pastures, KINGS WORTHY