HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations?

HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations?

Poll: HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations?

Total Members Polled: 189

Yep - Count Me In For a Street Party: 22%
Yes But In My Own Way: 24%
Not Bothered Either Way: 34%
Who? Nope.: 20%
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Al Gorithum

Original Poster:

1,897 posts

185 months

Thursday 27th January
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Well here we are with one of the most momentous occasions in the history of Britain. HMQE2 celebrates her platinum jubilee marking her reign the longest serving Monarch in our history.

Like or loathe the Monarchy, that along with her work-rate, dedication and stabilising influences is surely is worthy of note if not celebration?

My road is already planning a street party which I think is great for community cohesion. Fortunately we live opposite a park so will have plenty of space to organise things. I'm in charge of the beers biggrin

Your thoughts/plans?

46and2

632 posts

10 months

Thursday 27th January
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Gonna buy a nice sovereign or two, thats it.

ETA; the Sovereign design isn't even that nice, its a bit cartoony.

Muzzer79

6,343 posts

164 months

Thursday 27th January
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From the comfort of my sofa; I shall tip a nod to Her Maj in recognition of her valued service and enjoy the bank holiday.

But street parties and similar celebrations? That's a bit 1981 for me.

I am a staunch royalist in respect of the value they bring to the country, but I don't see the need to fawn over them.


devnull

3,419 posts

134 months

Thursday 27th January
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There's a house size chunk of land next to my house, which all I do is maintain. Neighbours have already excited asked if I'll be hosting a jubilee party on it for the street like the previous owners did.

Nope, sorry. Gerrof moi land!

Lord Marylebone

15,469 posts

157 months

Thursday 27th January
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Muzzer79 said:
From the comfort of my sofa; I shall tip a nod to Her Maj in recognition of her valued service and enjoy the bank holiday.

But street parties and similar celebrations? That's a bit 1981 for me.

I am a staunch royalist in respect of the value they bring to the country, but I don't see the need to fawn over them.
Muzzer sums it up for me.

I shall raise a glass in recognition of her relentless dedication, service, and work. I think the Queen has done a lot of good for the country, and that on balance, the Royal family are are an asset rather than a drain.

But that's as far as it goes. I won't be partying in the street or crying my eyes out in joy. That sort of thing is a bit 'Princess Diana'.

Stuart70

3,040 posts

160 months

Thursday 27th January
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No fan of the royal family or royalty in general.

Respect for someone dedicating their life to a role, although clinging to the role is kind of sad.
I wish the Queen well, but would be happier if this was our final monarch.

I suspect that in term of our current sense of royalty as duty, she will be; it will just move to an (over)entitled figurehead.

I can think of lots of things to do over a long weekend, bunting and union jacks do not feature highly in any of them.

JagLover

37,630 posts

212 months

Thursday 27th January
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I shall be enjoying the extra bank holiday but not doing anything special to mark the occasion.

Incidentally some people don't realise that the bank holidays have changed this year and are still showing the Monday as a bank holiday in their calendars.

Al Gorithum

Original Poster:

1,897 posts

185 months

Saturday 14th May
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Well that's it then. Just ordered 20 litres of Exmoor Beast for our neighbourhood do. Not sure what everyone else is going to drink biggrin

Anyone arranged anything?

Biker 1

6,249 posts

96 months

Saturday 14th May
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As a staunch republican, I wish her very well & will probably raise a glass given the influence & longevity she has.
Street party? No chance!!!!
My thoughts on the monarchy & the way we are governed are for another day - at least let the old dear have her moment in history....

crankedup5

3,263 posts

12 months

Saturday 14th May
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I will be raising a glass of thanks to Her Majesty.

Cold

12,800 posts

67 months

Saturday 14th May
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I might have to see if I can find some of the special Jubilee Pudding to scoff.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61428970
https://www.fortnumandmason.com/platinum-pudding-w...


biggbn

13,194 posts

197 months

Saturday 14th May
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Ambivalence towards monarchy and this celebration. She is, I guess, the ultimate civil servant and has done consistently good work for decades. I'll be glad of the time off, cheers her royalness....

austinsmirk

4,931 posts

100 months

Saturday 14th May
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The country looked amazing when we used to have the union flag/ jack flying. The glorious red white and blue.

All looks a bit half baked with just the engerland flag. Bit why not celebrate after the last few awful years we’ve had.

Newarch

2,045 posts

14 months

Saturday 14th May
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I’m already seeing evidence of Clap for the NHS style fervour infecting my village, with people trying to outdo themselves with the royal arselicken.


abzmike

5,278 posts

83 months

Saturday 14th May
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Somewhat accidentally (going to see Liam Gallagher with our kids at Knebworth) we will be in London from the Wednesday evening till Sunday. It’s going to be interesting to see what transpires, but we certainly won’t be waiting in the Mall from dawn to watch a horse and carriage roll past while waving a little flag. I have huge respect for Her Maj, she has provided a figurehead for the country for 70 years, and for that I’ll raise a glass.

However, I just can’t see her successors having the same effect. The Firm and surrounding apparatus of protocols, multiple palaces, courtiers, PR (mis)advisors seem totally out of touch with a modern democracy. Charlie will take over, but his singular job has to be to slim down the monarchy in every way - the nation needs well dressed people to unveil plaques.

gruffgriff

1,103 posts

220 months

Saturday 14th May
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abzmike said:
Somewhat accidentally we will be in London ...........the nation needs well dressed people to unveil plaques.
I was very pleased to find our annual old boys piss up in town is on that Saturday, atmosphere should be wonderful. Won't be distracted from the serious job of reaquainting with friends but I am anticipating a lovely buzz.

Our Liz is a remarkable woman and will be celebrated as such, I have no doubt, but yes, I do think that faces in suits and dresses should be the MO of the next generation. Couldn't hold a candle to the, well, majesty of Elizabeth.

Piginapoke

3,172 posts

162 months

Saturday 14th May
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I’d make em all get jobs.

Cold

12,800 posts

67 months

Saturday 14th May
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I'm sure there was a more patriotic spirit back in 1977.

MC Bodge

18,583 posts

152 months

Sunday 15th May
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Cold said:
I'm sure there was a more patriotic spirit back in 1977.
Patriotic spirit or unquestioning serfdom?

She needs to retire.

abzmike

5,278 posts

83 months

Sunday 15th May
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I was 12 in 1977 and recall the silver jubilee as a big deal. Her Maj did a big tour of the country, there were parades as she visited Edinburgh where I lived, stamps, TV, blanket coverage. Don’t know if it was serfdom, but everyone was expected to join in. I remember there was a street party - my family didn’t join in, I recall riding my bike in laps round their big long table much to their apparent irritation.