Step back in time as shoppers prepare to celebrate Queen’s Jubilee with 40s and 50s event

Shoppers at Doncaster’s Lakeside Village Outlet at set to step back in time as the centre celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with three days of events. 

The Victoria Cross Trust, who are based at the retail outlet are putting on a series of live music and dance performances from the 40s and 50s on Thursday June 2, Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4. 

Di Mellis, centre manager at Lakeside Village said: “We are really looking forward to the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend and are hoping to see customers visiting the centre dressed in their best 1940s and 1950s outfits to join in the celebrations. 

“Visitors will be invited to put their best foot forward and learn the jitterbug and lindy hop with two dance workshops a day, over the three-day event, and there will also be crafting where we’ll be encouraging children to create their own crown, design their own bunting or write a letter to the Queen. 

“We’ve also got singers on site each day with Airborne Angel appearing on the Thursday, The Ladidah’s on the Friday, and Miss Laura Alice on the Saturday. 

“The centre will look fabulous, and we hope that our lovely customers will come along and join in the celebrations with us.” 

The popular monthly Artisan and Craft Fayre will be returning to the centre over the Jubilee Weekend with stalls onsite on Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June.  

More than 30 stalls selling everything from food and cakes to wood craft and bath bombs will offer customers something different for the weekend. 

Di added: “There is so much more taking place throughout the jubilee celebrations with displays from the Sea Cadets, vintage armed forces vehicles and vintage cars on show. 

“This will be a great opportunity for people to celebrate with a real sense of community.” 

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