TWO major carnival courts are set to come together for a village’s huge celebration for the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Residents of Bradwell-on-Sea are gearing up for the village’s first carnival parade in decades, in celebration of the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Adding to the anticipation is the participation of both the Burnham and Maldon carnival courts.

The towns’ carnival court floats don’t usually make an appearance until late summer, but those who attend the Bradwell-on-Sea parade on Saturday, June 4, around midday will get an early viewing.

A spokesman for the jubilee events in the village said: “There are other vehicles taking part, but I’m not going to spoil the fun by letting on.

“I will say that there is a lot more to see in Bradwell over the jubilee weekend.”

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The UK will celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service with a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5.

There will be a range of entertainment in the village in the Dengie across the long weekend.

An art exhibition and history display will take place in the village hall, including interpretations of “Jubilation”.

A different kind of art exhibition will also be taking place in the church of St Thomas, where portraits of the Queen by the children of St Cedd’s school are displayed around the walls.

Meanwhile, scarecrows will be dotted across the village as part of the annual scarecrow festival, timed this year to coincide with the jubilee.

The jubilee fair will take place on the village hall playing fields, where visitors can watch a Home Guard display in the arena, a knock-out tug-of-war competition or take part in one of the traditional fair races.

There will be a barbecue and a pop-up cafe as part of the event for visitors to enjoy.
In time-honoured fashion, bells will be rung to let villagers know the parade will begin soon so they can gather along the route.

On the bank holiday Friday evening, musical members of the community are putting on a concert with a varied programme, including folk, pop and world music, ensuring there is something for everyone.