Villagers in Gretton are holding a huge street party to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The event will be in Kirby Road on Monday 4th June.

Terri Meechan, Street Party Chairman, said “There have been some fantastic ideas put forward. We hope that as many Gretton villagers and their friends and families will come along and be part of a memorable occasion for many years to come.”

The party will be officially opened at 12 noon by the Mayor of Corby, along with the Chair of the Parish Council, Councillor Marshall Ferguson and Miss Gretton, Zeenat Britt.

The event will feature a full concert programme with live bands and local acts performing throughout the Day. Gretton Silver Band will kick off the entertainment and will be followed by Unplugged and Thirsty, Elle Roberts; Three’s a Party, St James Church choir, Martin McEvoy’s Operatic Classics with the party being closed by Stubbully. The day will be supported by Corby Radio who will be broadcasting from their Big Black Bus.

The Street party will also feature a Best Dressed House competition, children’s and adults 1950’s fancy dress, street games, entertainers and stalls. A mini funfair will also be in the Village for the whole weekend. There will be something for everyone on the day!

Terri added “There has been fantastic support from the village. Our website ( will contain latest news and updates as well as local photographs and film from The Coronation, Silver Jubilee and Golden Jubilee in 2002.”

“The excitement in Gretton is tremendous” Terri concluded, “We want to make this a day to remember for years to come; a special part of the history of Gretton.”

For more information visit or drop into the Village Post Office in the High Street.

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