Lympstone celebrates HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee!

Lympstone celebrates HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee!

The Jubilee Weekend runs from Saturday 2nd June – Tuesday 5th June 2012 BUT in Lympstone the celebrations will run until Saturday 10th June 2012.


Lympstone Tennis Club are holding a Jubilee Tournament during the afternoon club session from 2pm. Anyone interested in taking part is asked to come along on the day and bring something to share for afternoon tea. Please wear red, white and blue if you can.

Lympstone Sailing Club is holding their Annual Regatta and there will be an open Sail Past at 5pm. All boat owners in the village are invited to get involved – get down to the boat shelter to launch your boat to be out on the water before 5pm. All boats will sail pass the Yacht White Lady The Commodore, Chas McLennan-Wiggin and Graeme Wheeler will take the salute.


Lympstone Parish Church is holding a JUBILEE THANKSGIVING SERVICE & Sunday School for children at 10:30 am, led by Revd. Geoffrey Wrayford.

After the service, there will be a procession to Candy’s Field

THE BIG JUBILEE PICNIC in Candy’s Field at 12.30pm. You can bring your own table, chairs, food and drink. There will be a prize for the family in the most authentic period dress. Refreshments will also be provided by the Scouts, the Youth Club & the W.I. There will also be Bar. Proceedings will start with the singing of the National Anthem. Come along & meet friends old & new whilst enjoying your picnic. Activities for the young & not so young will include: storytelling, arts & crafts, football skills, a bouncy castle and games.

The WI will be serving teas in the Village Hall between 2.00 and 3.30 pm.

Lympstone History Society will display the Jubilee Community portraits, ‘ I live here’, the photographic record of residents in the village. (It is not too late to have your photograph taken. Contact Jane Goss-Custard 01395 277007 or email

Lympstone Twinning Association will have a display of 30 years of twinning in Lympstone.


The 1948 Olympic Sailing Torch is coming to Lympstone for two days. It will arrive on the morning tide about 8am. It will leave to be with Exmouth Sailing Club by 5.30pm approx on the 5th June .The torch will be available for inclusion in other village events by request to Lympstone Sailing Club. John Goss-Custard will pipe the torch ashore and away on both days, standing on the cliff overlooking Darling Rock or on the Darling Rock end of the harbour wall. It is hoped that as many club members and villagers as possible will be able to come and welcome the torch ashore. LSC will host the torch until the evening tide on the following day when a small flotilla of boats will escort it into the hands of Exe Sailing Club for its onward journey along the coast.

During its stay the torch will be put on view at the party on Cliff Field and available to visit other Jubilee venues taking place over those two days. With the torch will be a Good Wishes book and scrap book. Everyone will be invited to pen a good will message to our Olympic sailors for when it arrives at its destination.

All the youngsters are hereby challenged to produce inserts for the scrap book (size not to exceed A5). Come on kids – let’s see what you can come up with.

Fun Torch Relay

A Fun Relay with kids carrying the 1948 Olympic Torch from The Green to the Saddlers and then to Cliff Field is being planned by Mike Musgrove for 6.30pm.

Party Night on Cliff Field

Bring your own entertainment and food. There will be refreshments provided by the Scouts and a bar will be open. The Jubilee beacon will be lit at 10.15pm and there will be a fireworks display.


The 1948 Olympic Sailing Torch leaves Lympstone around 5.30pm from the Boat Shelter


The WI is holding a Diamond Jubilee Meeting with a Devonshire Cream Tea Party for current and former members at 2.30pm in the Village Hall


Jubilee Craft, Art and Quilting Show will be held in the Village Hall, 11:00am-4:00 pm Home-made Refreshments will be served each day. Entrance fee is £1 with the proceeds going to the Village Hall fund.


People from Lympstone have been busy making a textile book to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee, the textiles show Lympstone as it is or was during the last 60 years. The first showing will be at a Jubilee Craft, Art and Quilting. We will look forward to seeing you there.


There are four prizes donated by the village pubs/restaurants to be awarded over the Jubilee weekend. The prizes are a dinner for two for:

The best period dressed family at the picnic

The best dressed boat in the sail past

The best decorated house

The best decorated garden

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