Rockin’ back to the 1950’s for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee party

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BRIGHOUSE will rock back to the 1950s on Saturday when the town centre is turned into a giant street party.

Party-goers will be encouraged to get in the mood by dressing up in outfits from the decade and dance away the day to the sounds of the five-piece Swing of Things and JB Goode, a rock and roll band.

The party will be hosted in Commercial Street which will be closed for the day. The street will be decorated with flags and bunting and Wrights Brandy Snaps, Hartleys confectioners, Sainsburys and Wilkinsons have all contributed food to the party.

Many businesses have given raffle and tombola prizes and there will be hot food and a beer tent. Local shop workers have also contributed quiches, cakes and buns.

Brighouse schoolchildren have been busy making bunting to decorate the town and Rokt, the Brighouse climbing centre, will be bringing their Cave Bus.

Other attractions include vintage cars, garden party games and a raffle, which will be drawn at 2pm.

To support local charities collections will be made on behalf of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Overgate Hospice.

Lesley Adams, of Brighouse Business Initiative, said: “We are hoping for a right royal knees-up in Brighouse. There will be lots to enjoy and we are hoping for a great atmosphere.”

In addition, a street party will be held at Brighouse Rest Centre. Entertainment will come from former Brighouse singer Daniel Coll and tea and cakes will be served. Tickets have already been distributed to centre members.

Both the Jubilee street party and the Rest Centre tea party are being supported by grants from the Community Foundation for Calderdale’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Fund.