May 3, 2023
This week, bunting and banners will be going up around the town in preparation for the Coronation Celebrations and shops are being encouraged to create royal window displays.
Henley Town Council have also ordered 500 chere
There is also a Coronation Trail for children to explore around the town - finding letters in shop windows to create a word with a lovely prize for one correct entry. Entry forms in the Information Centre at the Town Hall or from Adventure Golf in Mill Meadows from 2nd May. Entries close 8th May and the winner will be drawn on 9th May.
There will be three days of fun in the town:
Saturday: The Market Place will be closed to traffic from 9am and the Town Crier, David Wilson, will welcome residents. A Big Screen will be set up in front of the Town Hall showing the coverage of the full coronation event. There will also be stilt walkers and a roaming 4 piece band, Brigade (as seen pre-match at Wembley Stadium) to add to the atmosphere. You are encouraged to bring a chair and join the local community in watching the big event.
Sunday: There are street parties happening throughout the town including Belle Vue Road, Walton Avenue, Cromwell Road, Valley Road, Queen Street and Western Road. You can also enjoy a picnic at Mill Meadows with Live Music on the bandstand.
Monday: People are encouraged to take part in volunteering projects through The Big Help Out. And then at 2pm, a Flotilla of boats will cruise from Hambleden Lock up to Marsh Lock and back - organised by the TRAD boat festival team.
The Royal theme will continue with the hanging basket scheme which will be purple and golf themed this year. More information here