Queen’s Coronation Anniversary

The Jubilee weekend proved a busy one for Commbus staff, thanks to their involvement with local celebrations of the Queen’s Coronation Anniversary.

On the first official day of the Jubilee Celebrations, The Open Top Bus was down at Epsom Rases as a hospitality venue. The Queen presented Aiden O’Brien with a trophy after his horse St Nicholas Abbey won the Coronation Cup. Our Open Top bus appeared in the BBC coverage which showed the winner crossing the finishing line.

On the same day, the Commbus team set up early in the morning for Coleshill Town Council’s festivities on the sports field. We provided the infrastructure for the day which was a 1950’s style sports day for local children, a tug of war for the adults as well as a multi faith church service and music from Coleshill Town Band. At the sporting event in Coleshill we provided several Public Address systems, a mobile trailer as the event control and operating base for the Public Address and site facilities. There were hundreds of participants and spectators and luckily the weather held!

Not so on the Sunday! We were up early again ready to close off Sumner Road for a giant Street Party Love Coleshill had organised. Unfortunately we had to abandon the idea due to the torrential rain and we moved all the celebrations inside to the Town Hall. We laid out the tables and chairs for people to enjoy their picnic, and to match the rest of the room we decorated the tables and chairs with jubilee themed table cloths and union jack flags.

As well as setting up the street party, we provided a large HD screen and HD projector to relay the Thames Diamond Jubilee pageant. The local community flocked to the town hall to celebrate in true street party style. Father Kevin the local priest said Grace and everyone enjoyed their indoor picnic. There were craft activities for the children and everyone was invited to bring along their used stamps with the queen’s head on and use them in a mural of the queen overseen by local artist Nicky Dowd. The mural now hangs in the Town Hall for all to see.

On the Monday we supplied open top buses with mounted Public Address systems for the Christ Embassy Church in Birmingham – for them to ‘Spread the word of the Lord’ as part of the celebrations.

It was a busy weekend for us – running four events over a period of three days, as well as the Anglia Ruskin Roadshow exhibition bus still on tour in East Anglia. Our close-knit team worked hard to ensure that all the events ran smoothly and we were rewarded with the great feedback we received from al our clients meant that everything went to plan and all of our efforts were appreciated.