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Halifax Minster to close Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Calderdale launch of the local campaign to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at the Halifax Minster.
Pictured are the Diamond Gymnastics Team display

Calderdale launch of the local campaign to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at the Halifax Minster. Pictured are the Diamond Gymnastics Team display

The public is invited to the closing ceremony of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Halifax Minster.

It takes place on Sunday, February 10, at 4 pm and will be conducted by Rev Canon Hilary Barber.

Taking part will be the Halifax Choral Society, the West Yorkshire Police Band and the Minster choir.

There will be performances from Sikh drummers, Diamond Gymnastics and Ryburn High School Dance Academy.

Barrie Rutter, of Northern Broadsides Theatre Company, Halifax, will give a reading by Shakespeare.

The Bishop of Pontefract, the Right Rev Tony Robinson and the Lord-Lieutenant for West Yorkshire, Dr Ingrid Roscoe, will also speak.

Summer events in Calderdale included street parties, exhibitions, galas and flower festivals.

Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Chris Harris who led the Calderdale committee spearheading celebrations locally during the last year, said: “The response was fantastic, and to see and hear of so many celebrations to mark Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne was wonderful.

“It was lovely to see bunting across the region and to hear how people were making their own celebrations.

“The service is an open invitation to the people of Calderdale to come and celebrate with us, and we truly hope they do.

“There will be some wonderful live performances from local groups, and the service will culminate in fireworks which will be lit from Beacon Hill.”

Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale are working with Halifax Minster in organising the event as a fitting tribute to close the year of celebration.

Last February Halifax Minster launched the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year on behalf of West Yorkshire.

 

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