The Jubilee weekend in Wimborne started with a bang on Thursday, 2 June! Wimborne Cemetery in conjunction with Wimborne Minster Town Council, took part in the national beacon lighting event in celebration of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
A parade of dignitaries and townspeople, led by The Quarterjacks, marched from The Square to the Cemetery where a 21-gun salute was performed by the Wimborne Militia. This was followed by a musical performance of pieces especially written for the event. First, piper Richard Rowland played Diu Regnare and then The Quarterjack buglers played ‘Majesty’. The beacon was lit by Dorset Fire & Rescue to the accompaniment of The Minster Choir singing ‘Song for the Commonwealth’. The event closed with everyone singing the National Anthem.
Photographs – By Beatrice Dopita