A local volunteer group has planned a ‘50s themed celebration in a Pendle town to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Earby Feast, planned by Earby Guerilla Gardens (EEG) volunteers, will take place on Saturday 5 June from 11am-3pm.

“Hundreds” are expected to turn up to the 1950s inspired event and market stalls will be set up by local and independent food businesses.

Plenty of activities will be taking place at the free celebration, including a coconut shy and other outdoor games, a dessert competition, Punch and Judy puppet shows and more.

A Bubbleologist will also be attending the event and will attempt to break a bubble-themed world record.

1950s inspired fancy dress is encouraged and there will even be a prize for the best dressed.

Amanda Inman, chair of the EEG group, said the event will be similar to one they held last year – but with a greater focus on local food and the 1950s theme.

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Amanda said: “Last year, the event went down really well – it was full all day and we definitely had a few hundred people turning up.

“Not much goes on in Earby and we don’t have many events on. Things like this go down really well as we have a lot of kids around here who can’t get out to other events in bigger towns and villages.”

Amanda said she is “excited” to get stuck into planning the event.

She said: “I’m really excited about getting stuck in... and i am particularly looking forward to the bubbleologist.

"I have seen one before and he was really good! The kids loved him and so did the adults.

“He is going to attempt a world record in the afternoon too, so don’t miss that!

“Come along and support some businesses and voluntary groups in Earby – the more support we get the more events we can plan in the future”.

More details about the event will be announced closer to the time – and they are looking for more local food businesses to get involved.

Amanda said: “We are looking for local mobile food trucks, food businesses to get involved too, and come and join in on and around the green.

“We think it would be amazing if other local groups and businesses could get involved in the celebrations, and if you are arranging something yourself, street parties, dressing your street, events, etc please let us know so we can make a Jubilee trail map of activities around Earby.”

The event will be held on Earby's village green near the White Lion pub on Riley Street.

Keep up-to-date with the event by following the Earby Guerilla Gardens Facebook page.