Communities will be coming together to celebrate the Queen's 70th anniversary.

Beacon lighting, street parties, picnics - 20 photos show how Derbyshire communities will celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee

Celebrations will be lighting up towns and villages all over Derbyshire as the county toasts the Queen’s 70th anniversary.

Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 5:13 pm

Communities have pulled out the stops to give families a memorable four-day bank holiday weekend, with beacon lighting ceremonies, street parties galore, picnics, family games, musicians, singers and even a fireworks display.

The special celebration falls during the school-half term holiday so attractions such as Bolsover Castle are running a royal-themed programme that week. Kids Rule, which is hosted from May 28 to June 5, gives youngsters the chance to learn about how the castle’s inhabitants the Cavendishes fought for King Charles 1 in the Civil War.

At Chatsworth children can build a palace for nature in the stickyard on June 2 and 3.And over at Wirksworth, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is hosting a special weekend of steam and Deltic hauled trains on June 4 and 5 to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

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