Details of jubilee events revealed

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MORE details of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations to be held in and around Bicester’s Garth Park on June 2 have been revealed this week.

Bicester Tennis Club will host Try Tennis sessions and a barbecue from 1pm, and children’s competitions will also be held.

Bicester Local History Society chairman Bob Hessian will follow a time-honoured tradition when he fires an anvil in front of Garth House at 5pm. A small charge of gunpowder will be detonated using a sledgehammer in a ceremony performed for Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee in 1897.

Bicester Round Table’s beer festival will start at the same time, and will include a programme of local entertainers.

The day will finish with Bicester Round Table’s grand fireworks finale starting at 10.30pm. Visit for more information.