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Town set to host event for Jubilee

PUBLISHED: 23:10 07 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:49 03 March 2010

IT'S not just the Queen whose life was changed on February 6, 1952.

For the day she came monarch also happened to see around 3,000 of her subjects come into the world - and the Queen is set to mark her Golden Jubilee with special garden parties for some special 50-year-olds.

IT'S not just the Queen whose life was changed on February 6, 1952.

For the day she came monarch also happened to see around 3,000 of her subjects come into the world – and the Queen is set to mark her Golden Jubilee with special garden parties for some special 50-year-olds.

With her husband Prince Philip, the Queen is hosting two garden parties in London's Buckingham Palace and Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh for those people who were born on Accession Day.

The 3,500 invitations from the Queen, come as organisers of Stowmarket's very own Golden Jubilee event – a six-stage extravaganza of music, dance and drama on June 3, 2002 – promise "to make a fuss" of those celebrating 50th birthdays or even couples toasting 50 years of marriage.

Details of how to mark the personal half-centuries at a public event commemorating the Queen's fifty-year reign are still to be worked out.

But shopkeeper Cliff Dix, one of the organising committee for Stow Live, said anyone who comes forward would receive extra attention as befits the occasion.

Mr Dix said: "We will be making a bit of a fuss over them but we haven't worked out the details," he said.

"I think we're probably interested who are celebrating more or less throughout the year – we can be more generalised because we are dealing with a much smaller catchment area."

The Queen and Prince Philip will be visiting Stowmarket as part of their Golden Jubilee tour of the county on July 16. Thousands are expected to throng to the town.

Half-centurions from Suffolk must send copies of their birth certificate to the office of the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk at county hall to claim their right to munch cucumber sandwiches with the Queen.

Each 50-year-old will be able to bring a guest aged 18 and over.

Invitations will be distributed on a pro-rata basis between Lord-Lieutenants' offices.

Those born in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, applications for the Buckingham Palace party, on July 9, 2002, must be in by January 31, 2002.

The address of the Suffolk Lieutenancy office is: County Hal, Ipswich IP4 2JS.

Weblink: www.stowlive.fsnet

www.royal.gov.uk

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