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Queenborough Independence Day

Written by on 11 June 2018

Getting our own back! – Saturday 16th June

Preparations are well underway as the Queenborough Independence Day event is just day’s away, raising money for the Sheerness Lifeboat.

Its 351 years since the Dutch invasion and this year marks 51 years since the handing back of Queenborough by the Dutch in a ceremony performed at Queenborough on 17th June 1967.

This Saturday, Queenborough celebrates the handing back of the town, with a day of fun for everyone.

Here’s a comprehensive list of what to expect on the day:

Events in the Park:
12:00pm: Dutch Invasion – Sheppey Pirates (Expect loud explosions)
12:45pm: RNLI Lifeboat Talk
1:00pm: Flag Ceremony – Mayors of Queenborough & Swale
1:30pm: Helen K School of Dance
2:15pm: Pirates in the Park
3:15pm: RNLI Talk
3:30pm: Eden School of Dance
4:00pm: Helen K School of Dance
4:45pm: David Masters – Magician
5:30pm: BRFM Roadshow entertains the crowds
7:00pm: Band: Blightly

Other Events around Queenborough:
9am – 6pm: Artisan stalls in the High Street
10am – 5pm: Flower Festival in the Church
10:30am – 6pm: Guildhall & Museum Open
11am – 3pm: RNLI Open Day – Crundall’s Wharf/All tide landing
12:00pm – 6pm: 95.6fm BRFM – Truly Local Radio for Swale
12:00pm – 7pm: DJ’s Thomas Felton & Terry Brown – The Queen Phillipa
12:00pm -7pm: DJ’s Robbie Earle (70’s, 80’s & 90’s) – The Flying Dutchman
RNLI Open Day – Sheerness Lifeboat
Coastguard & Emergency Services
Classic Cars
Bouncy Castle, Bumper Cars, Teacup Rides, Ice Cream Van

Live Music:
Brad Pittance & The Pirates – The Rose Inn – from 1pm
Beggars Belief – The Flying Dutchman – from 2:30pm
Chris Barwell – The Admiral’s Arm – from 3pm
Malarky – Queenborough Yacht Club – from 4pm
Small Town Kings  – Queenborough Club – from 5pm
Peter Ellis – The Old House At Home – from 8pm
Blighty – Main stage in the Park – 7pm – 8:30pm

Food Outlets:
The Flying Dutchman – Restaurant & bar meals
Queenborough Yacht Club – Meals
Admiral’s Arm – Hog Roast & Pizza
The Queen Philippa – BBQ, Bistro, Cocktails
Castle Connections

Proud Sponsors: The Flying Dutchman, The Admiral’s Arm, The Rose, Queenborough Yacht Club, The Old House At Home, The Queen Philippa, Sharrock Insurance, Island Printers, H&L Graphics

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