CELEBRATIONS to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Settle will include a tea party, a concert and live steaming of the Trooping of the Colour from Buckingham Palace.

Organised before and over the special four day bank holiday jubilee weekend beginning on Thursday, June 2, there will also be games and activities, a fancy dress parade and a 'memory market' where people can take part in activities inspired by the Queen's coronation, and the lighting of a beacon on Castleberg rock.

Coming together for the celebrations are Settle Town Council, The Victoria Hall, The Folly, Settle Stories, and Settle Community Library.

A tea party at the library will kick off the fun on Wednesday, June 1, with free tea and scones, a concert by Settle Voices and games centred around the book, The Queen's Knickers by Nicholas Allen. On June 2, the 70th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne, Victoria Hall will host live music in its gardens and stream footage of the Queen’s Birthday Parade - Trooping the Colour - live from Buckingham Palace.

In Settle marketplace, there will be a creative 'memory market'. Run by The Folly and Settle Stories, people will be able to take part in free writing, drawing, making and photography activities inspired by the Queen’s Coronation and how the way the capturing of memories has changed.

People will be able to make a crown or Elizabethan ruff from recycled materials, and have a family portrait taken, 1950s style.

In the afternoon, there will be a fancy-dress parade led by the coronation queen, who will be providing free street theatre throughout the day. The parade will finish at the Millennium Garden for the unveiling of a plaque and a newly planted tree by Settle Town Council.

Live music will continue into the evening at the Victoria Hall, and at 9.45pm, a jubilee beacon will be lit on Castleberg, along with hundreds of other beacons across the country. A piper will play the national anthem.

Throughout the weekend, there will be a decorated window trail around Settle. People can also enjoy a trip down memory lane with a display of Jubilee and Coronation memorabilia from times gone by at The Folly.

In 1953, Elizabethan themed celebrations in Settle marked the Queen's coronation and were memorably captured in photographs taken by Tom Faulkner.

Sita Brand, of Settle Stories said: "The Jubilee weekend is a fantastic opportunity for us to come together and celebrate as a community. We're planning lots of activities all for free in the Market Place for families.

"I can't wait to share photographs with children from jubilee celebrations in Settle from yesteryear captured by local photographers like Tom Faulkner and explore with young people how life has changed over the decades. I'm really excited to be creating new stories with children too. Our activities will help children capture the stories of our 2022 celebrations with activities such as our Magic Camera Workshop."

Heather Lane, chair of trustees of the North Craven Building Preservation Trust, which owns and manages The Folly, said: “We are immensely grateful to the Two Ridings Community Foundation for supporting the trust’s plans for the platinum jubilee. With funding provided by the Arts Council’s Let’s Create scheme, they are helping us to provide a range of fun, creative activities based on the idea of ‘making memories’ for the whole community to enjoy. We look forward to getting everyone involved over the Jubilee weekend.”

The Victoria Hall will be putting out a full programme of events and activities throughout the Jubilee Weekend. Local groups can submit their event to the programme for free until April 29 by emailing info@victoriahall.org.uk.

Groups wishing to be part of the Memory Market should contact info@ncbpt.org.uk by April 29 to register their interest.

The Memory Market activities are funded by Two Ridings Community Foundation and Arts Council England.