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Details of some events

Childrens' Fancy Dress - Saturday 2 June

Parade and Judging from 12.15

  • Up to 4 years: princes and princesses
  • 4 - 7 years: red, white and blue
  • 7 - 11 years: historical royal figures

Jubilee Cake Competition - Saturday 2 June

Bake and decorate a cake - large or small. They will be judged on the quality of the cake as well as the decoration!
Judging from 15.00 - cakes to be eaten at tea time!

Jubilee Bicycle Decoration Competition - Saturday 2 June

Pimp your ride! Decorate your bike with a Jubilee theme.
Judging from 15.00

BBQ and Barn Dance - Monday 4 June

Tickets from Denise Asher (391727), Rachel Gaisford (391432) or Manor Farm Shop:

  • £5 per adult/£3 per child up to 27 May; and
  • £6 per adult/£4 per child after 27 May.

    It pays to book early!

Beacon Lighting - Monday 4 June

The Beacon-lighting will be carried out at 22:00 as part of the national Jubilee beacon celebrations.

Great Marcham Jubilee Weekend

Image from the weekend - click here

Full details, timings and a map of all events were published in the free GMJW Event Guide, a printed colour brochure which has been distributed to all houses in Marcham and a flyer in the rest of the MADNews area. Details of events will also be displayed at Marcham Post Office.

Download the brochure in PDF here

The main purpose of GMJW is to celebrate the Jubilee and for all to have a great time. After costs for the GMJW have been covered, any surplus will be shared between funds for future local community facilities and donations to selected charities beyond Marcham.

Many people will be working hard planning this weekend. We will need many pairs of hands to help with small jobs – such as fetching and carrying, and stewarding during the weekend – if you can help, or if you have ideas for other events we can include in the weekend, please contact Jim or Denise Asher (391727) or email

This is the big event that everyone will be talking about!

Marcham will be opening up, not just to local people from Marcham and District, but aiming to attract visitors from further afield. Please bring your friends and families - don’t be the one to miss this great occasion!

The Great Marcham Jubilee Weekend is grateful to the following for their support:
* Marcham Parish Council * Abingdon Blinds and Curtains * Andrew Maclean * Bothy Vineyard * Budgens of Frilford
* Denman College * The Harding Bequest * Marcham Cubs * Millets Farm * Will and Janey Cumber

Friday 1 June: at MSSSC

  • 19.30 Pub-style General Knowledge Jubilee Quiz with real ale at the bar!
    To book your table of 4 £10 call Meriel 01865 391725

Saturday 2 June at Marcham School

  • 12:00 Great Marcham Jubilee Weekend Opening
  • 12:15 Children’s Jubilee Fancy Dress
  • 12:30 Bring and Share Street Banquet
  • 12:00 - 17:00
    Biscuit Decorating
    Bouncy Castle
    Flag and Bunting Workshop
    Made in Marcham Crafts
    Make a Crown
    Marcham Remembered Display
    Maypole Dancing
    Vintage Car on show (more on Sunday at Denman College)
  • 13.30 Red, White and Blue Choir Sing-a-long
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Games for all Ages
  • 15:00 Jubilee Cake and Decorated Bicycle Prizegiving
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Games for all Ages

Sunday 3 June at Manor Farm

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Open-air Service
  • 12:00 - 18:00 Art Exhibition (Board Room)
    Bring-a-Picnic Lunch
    Fairground Rides
    Open Farm Yard
    Trailer Rides
    Wine Tasting with Bothy Vineyard
  • 14:00 approx TV screening of Thames Barges, London
  • 15.00 - 17.00 Cream Teas

Sunday 3 June at Denman College

  • 12:00 - 17:00 Display of vintage vehicles
    Open Gardens

Sunday 3 June at All Saints’ Church

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Bell-ringing
    Marcham Remembered Display
    Organisation Displays
    Tea, coffee, cakes
    Tours of the tower (timed tickets)
    Treasure Hunt around Marcham
  • 14:00 approx TV screening of Thames Barges, London

Monday 4 June at Manor Farm

  • 10:00 - 17:00 Art Exhibition (Board Room)
  • 18.00 Red, White and Blue Choir Sing-a-long
  • 18.30 - 23.00 BBQ and Barn Dance (Adults £6; children £4)
  • 22:00 Jubilee Beacon Lighting

Monday 4 June

  • 14:00 - 17:00 at All Saints' Church
    Marcham Remembered Display
    Organisation Displays
    Tea, coffee, cakes
    Tours of the tower (timed tickets)
    Treasure Hunt around Marcham

  • 14:00 Guided Walk starting from The Institute: Hidden Secrets of Marcham