A BREWERY has raised a glass to back an event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Camerons Brewery has been named as the latest official sponsor of the Diamond Festival – Hartlepool’s summertime event to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
The five-day feast of retro fun for all the family runs from Friday, June 1, to Tuesday, June 5, and is being arranged by Hartlepool Borough Council in partnership with other town organisations.
People will be invited to step back in time and relive some of the classic entertainment from the decade the Queen came to the throne and some of the later years as well.
Camerons has been brewing at the historic Lions Brewery since 1865 and is one of Hartlepool’s oldest businesses, with more than 100 people employed at the site, which produces more than 180 million pints of beer and lager a year.
Yousef Doubooni, Camerons Brewery marketing manager, said: “We are delighted to become a sponsor of this summer’s Diamond Festival.
“Given our association with the town we felt it was important to support the biggest event being held in Hartlepool this year and we are very pleased that we have been able to be involved.
“As part of the sponsorship agreement we also will have our beers available during the festival so visitors will get the opportunity to sample products from the local brewery.”
David Worthington, the council’s cultural services manager, added: “We’re really excited to announce Camerons Brewery as a Diamond Festival sponsor.
“Camerons joins our main sponsor Niramax Total Waste Solutions and TFM Radio and the Vela Group in backing what will be a fun-packed and nostalgic celebration for all the family.”
Highlights of the Diamond Festival, much of which will take place in or around Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience, includes a 1950s children’s wonderland, a Sunday Night at the Hartlepool Palladium event, Hartlepool dance magic at a re-creation of the town’s much-loved Queen’s Rink Dance Hall, in the Borough Hall, classic films, a Big Jubilee Lunch and live music.
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