Shere - Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The last Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria. The original Shere Parish Hall in Surrey (where the Shere Museum
is now housed, was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1898.

Now in 2012, 112 years later we all celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee.

The Shere Diamond Jubilee Library is nearing completion to celebrate this wonderful event.



Party in The Square


Above two photos © Chris Guy - thanks Chris




Titled "Red, White & Blue"
Photo ©2012 by John (cardwelkllpix)

Thanks John




The following photos: Copyright Colin Smith, Geograph website

Diamond Jubilee, Shere


The Allotment


Lower Street


Bill and Ben


Middle Street


Upper Street


The Square


The Square Street Party


The Square Street Party


The Square Street Party


The Square Street Party


Photos Copyright Colin Smith, Geograph website - Thanks Colin




Titled: Jubilee house decoration


Titled: Jubilee scarecrow


Titled: Jubilee plantpots

Above three Photos Copyright Clogette - Thank you






The lighting of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons
took place around the country on Monday June 4 as part of the extended bank holiday weekend celebrations.

A total of 2,012 beacons were originally hoped to light up the commonwealth to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne,
but the idea caught the imagination and over 4,000 beacon sites were announced.

Festivities begin early at many Surrey locations and continue until the beacons are lit between 10pm and 10.30pm.
Beacon locations in Surrey include:

  • Lady Neville Recreation Ground, Banstead
  • Bat and Ball pub, Boundstone
  • Village Green, Brockham
  • Westway Common, Caterham
  • St Anne’s Hill, Chertsey
  • Village Green, Chiddingfold
  • Scout Hut, Claygate
  • The Medicine Garden, Cobham
  • Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom
  • Pitch Hill, Ewhurst
  • Farnham Castle, Farnham
  • Phillips Memorial Park, Godalming
  • Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham
  • The Mount, Guildford
  • Peter Cross’s field, Hambledon
  • Gibbet Hill, Hindhead
  • Holmbury Hill, Holmbury St Mary
  • Coombe Wood Golf Club, Kingston
  • Curley Hill, Lightwater
  • Brocus Field, Newdigate
  • Manor Fruit Farm, Normandy
  • Festival of Surrey Life, Norwood Hill
  • Priory Farm, Nutfield
  • Outwood
  • Jubilee Field, Puttenham
  • Priory Park, Reigate
  • Ripley Village Green, Ripley

  • Shere Field, Shere

  • Hinchley Wood Scout and Guide HQ, Thames Ditton
  • Rural Life Centre, Tilford
  • St Mary’s church tower, Worplesdon


VIEW official BEACONS website




Reports and photos were published in the July Issue of the Parish Magazine