Preston High Street Celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee

From 25th March until the end of June, Preston’s city centre will be hosting a Jubilee themed installation above Fishergate, Church Street and part of Friargate, using the Christmas lights infrastructure.

The bold block red, blue and white festoon lighting with flashes of gold, highlighted with iconic symbols of the British monarchy such as crowns, Union Jacks, swans, traditional Queen’s Guards and corgis.

It is in honour of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, said:

“As the Golden Jubilee City, it is only fitting that Preston marks Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in style. This installation will add a sense of occasion to our city centre and be something bright and fun for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Hopefully it will also inspire residents and communities to find a way to celebrate themselves, whether through attending events or by organising their own Platinum Jubilee street parties. Following such a difficult couple of years with the pandemic, we can all benefit from some light-hearted fun.”

Commissioned as part of the city’s Welcome Back Fund action plan, the Jubilee Installation has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Department for Communities and Local Government and sets the tone for the upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Preston will also be hosting other Jubilee related activities, to celebrate this commemorative year, including a beacon lighting at The Harris, Jubilee Preston Mela and a Big Lunch on Avenham Park.

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