an image of the cupcake display at the King Charles Coronation Walbottle celebrations

Walbottle History - Recent Festivals & Events

King Charles III Coronation

Saturday, 6 May 2023: Coronation Celebration Day

Another great Royal celebration full of fancy dress, colours and fun. A wonderful collection of cupcakes presented, Dads in the stocks and family picnics on the green lead up to the Commemorative plaque reveal to mark the event.

Jubilee Festival 2022

Thursday, 2 June: Beacon Lighting Ceremony

Although the weather was a little damp a wonderful community day was had by all celebrating the Platinum Jubilee ceremony. The busy event included our Town Crier, the bagpipes, plenty of stalls selling home produce and culminated in the beacon lighting ceremony.

Saturday, 4 June: Street Party & Fete

With the beacon lit, local residents and their familes arrived at Walbottle village green to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. There was dancing demonstrations, stalls, raffles, and an amazing cake competition. A special thank-you for all who attened and helped to make the event a huge success.

Special Thanks

the Committee, Volunteers, Businesses and Organisations Involved in Staging the Event

The Committee

  • Wendy Carr – Chairperson
  • Roger Parnell – Treasurer
  • Kelly Stevens-Bell – Secretary
  • Peter Smith – Communications
  • Shirley Parnell
  • Councillor Steve Fairlie
  • Jean Langley
  • Sylvia Proud
  • Anna Smith


  • Jo Morris
  • Ann Scott
  • Duncan Wilson
  • Iram Din
  • Lynda Parkin
  • Lorraine Strong
  • Nick Strong
  • Mike Carr
  • Norah Stevens
  • Sheila Cooper
  • Emma Brydon
  • Julie Hodgson
  • Sheena Fell
  • Norman Richardson

Beacon Tarts Made By

  • Wendy Carr
  • Shirley Parnell
  • Jo Morris
  • Kelly Stevens-Bell
  • Ann Scott
  • Jean Langley
  • Lorraine Strong

The Following Businesses Kindly Sponsored the Events

  • GMR Construction – Raffle Prizes
  • Profile Nails and Beauty – Raffle Prizes
  • Nisa Local – Raffle Prizes
  • The Percy Arms – Raffle Prizes
  • Walbottle Health and Fitness – Raffle Prizes
  • Head 2 Toe – Raffle Prizes
  • Hattons Traffic Management – Road closed signs and traffic cones
  • Premier K+A Superstore, Southway – Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Sweets
  • Plastic Furniture Company – Waste Bins – Special thanks to Jeff Brydon
  • Susan Tait the Official Photographer
  • Blaydon Communications Ltd – For donation of the Loud Speaker

Thanks Also To

  • Newcastle City Council YHN for permission to use the Green
  • Newcastle City Council Traffic Department for permission to close the road
  • Newcastle City Council Events Department
  • Urban Green for use of the Village Orchard and for providing assistance
  • National Lottery players for providing the funds to stage the event
  • The Village Institute Trustees for use of the Institute
  • The Bangshees for starting Saturday with a Bang
  • John Paul and Andrea for their Tango Demonstration
  • Insurance provided by RHS Sports Insure and Zurich Insurance

And everyone who turned up and made the day a success.

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A brick from Walbottle brickworks