Bury St Edmunds is ready to mark Queen’s record reign

Patrick Chung, Mayor of St Edmundsbury.

Patrick Chung, Mayor of St Edmundsbury. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Bury St Edmunds is set to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest-serving British monarch with a series of public events.

An afternoon of activities followed by a parade in the town will take place early next month.

At 5.30pm on September 9, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning monarch, passing the 23,226 days set by Queen Victoria.

To mark the day, an afternoon of family activities including laser combat, bungee trampolines, and the chance to experience horseracing on a British Racing School simulator, will be taking place on Angel Hill from 2.30pm to 7.30pm.

There will also be an opportunity to have a look around a fire engine, Aston Martin cars and Jaguars on display, while the Stagecoach theatre school will be performing.


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The family events have been organised by 6 Regiment Army Air Corps. The Mayor of St Edmundsbury Patrick Chung will welcome The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Euston, and other civic leaders to a raise a toast to the Queen at a special reception.

This will be followed by a Sunset Parade, led by 6 Regiment Army Air Corps and RAF Honington, at 6.30pm. The parade will be accompanied by music from The Band of The Royal Engineers.

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Angel Hill will be closed to cars from 6pm on September 8 while the road between Mustow Street and Churchgate Street will be closed from 9am on September 9 for 12 hours.

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