BUCKLEY proudly hosted its annual Jubilee edition through the town today (July 9).

The service started at 3pm with both the National and Welsh anthems, followed by the singing of hymns and Bible readings.

The Royal Buckley Town Band provided the music and sounded delightful throughout the event.

The parade took place immediately after and followed the same route as the previous year - starting from the Common along Mill Lane before turning right onto Mold Road.

The Royal Buckley Band led the procession and was assisted by Deeside St John Ambulance. 

Residents and supporters joined behind a congregation of representatives from Buckley's churches and chapels, each with a smile as they marched.

A brief service before the procession was held by Rev. Christopher Michael Lawton, vicar of the Parish of Bistre.

Holding a £20 note, he said: "A partially damaged note still has value worth £20. Whether we've been, in a sense, dragged through life, God still loves us.

"No matter what we've done or had done to us, we still have value to God. That's the beautiful thing I want to share with you today. Our value is a gift we need to accept."

There was a fantastic turnout for the event, despite the promised rainfall casting a dark sky in the area.

On the Buckley Common, there was a fairground for children who were given a day off school by Elfed High for the occasion. 


The Jubilee is traditionally held on the second Tuesday of July each year - a proudly marked day in the calendars of Buckley residents. 

A collection was taken during the event in aid of North West Cancer Research.

To conclude the celebrations, there will be a community Hymn Singing event at Bistre Emmanuel Church on Sunday, July 14 at 6pm.