Broadstairs and St Peter’s celebrated the Coronation of King Charles III in style with a weekend of themed attractions and events on the sea front. Starting off the weekend festivities, hand made bunting was displayed along Broadstairs promenade and bandstand. Made by the busy bees sewing group, using donated fabric from the towns people. We thank them for their hard work creating over 300 metres of sustainable bunting!
A magnificent firework display complete with beacons and a flaming crown on Viking Bay opened the weekend on Saturday night and was followed by music on the bandstand from Simon Foster and Friends. A children’s fun fair and various craft and gift stalls took up residence in Victoria Gardens which on Sunday played host to a fun dog show. More than 80 furry friends were entered into 12 fun categories including waggiest tail and best coronation outfit! A total of £346 was raised for local charity Thanet Riding for the Disabled. Prizes were awarded to dogs and owners by Cllr Roy Dexter in his final engagement as Town Mayor. Cllr Dexter explained, “I am delighted that to be playing a part in this wonderful community event. The whole weekend has been organised by a partnership of organisations and our thanks go to our friends at Broadstairs Fireworks, The Dickens Fellowship and the Broadstairs Tourism and Leisure Association, all of whom have worked hard with the Town Council over the last couple of months to bring the events together.”
Meanwhile the Medway Brass Band played a Prom-style set on the bandstand while the audience waved union flags kindly donated by Broadstairs and St Peter’s Chamber of Commerce. Staff and volunteers from the Town Council were on hand with complimentary children’s coronation themed activities and packets of wild seeds in honour of the King’s own passion for the environment.
The action continued on Bank Holiday Monday with The Big Help Out: community groups and organisations from across the town pitched stalls and tents in Victoria gardens and promoted the good work they are doing in our community. Many were able to attract some new volunteers and provide help and information to new audiences. Local groups such as Inspiration Creative Signing Choir and Folk Week showcased their activities on the bandstand. The weekend was rounded off by local favourites Charlie Don’t Surf!
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