Ripponden is planning a jubilee weekend

SPECIAL events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee get underway in Ripponden on Friday with a Flower Festival at St Bartholomew’s Church from 7.30pm.

The church will also be open from 10am on Saturday when refreshments will be served and at 2.30pm, the Calderdale Big Band will provide the entertainment.

The church will also be open on Sunday from noon until 2pm.

A gala will be held on Monday at Mill Fold recreation ground starting with a procession from the Silk Mill, in Oldham Road, at 2.15 pm.

The weekend’s events will help to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, St Bartholomew’s Church and local organisations.