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Celebrate HM the Queen’s birthday in style

25 May 2016

As millions across the globe celebrate the Queen’s official birthday on 12 June, Burnham Station House will be hosting giant tea party in her honour.

As part of a nationwide ‘Station to Station Queen’s Celebration’, over 90 stations across the UK will host festivities to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

The Burnham event, in the recently refurbished station house, is being organised by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership.

The free event, open to members of the public, takes place from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, 12 June and features free tea and cakes with plenty of family fun. Family activities taking place throughout the afternoon include:

  •  Games and live music
  •  Make a crown 
  •  Best dressed prince and princess competition
  •  Raffle to win first class train tickets for a family of four
  •  Barbeque

Cllr Eddie Johnson, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “It is wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday and bring the community together on such a momentous occasion. Our railway stations and lines play a key role in bringing the community together and this event is a prime example.”

Paul Oxley, Stakeholder Manager at Abellio Greater Anglia, said: "We are delighted to help host the Burnham station tea party as part of the national Station to Station Queen's Celebration campaign. We hope rail users on the Southminster branch and the wider Burnham community enjoy the event and join us in marking Her Majesty's 90th Birthday."

Cllr Peter Elliott, Chairman of Maldon District Council, said; “What a wonderful opportunity to celebrate both Her Majesty’s official birthday and the refurbished Burnham Station House. The Crouch Valley is not only an important commuter route, but it also brings many visitors to the area.  I hope that this special ‘Station to Station Queen’s Celebration’ event will be a great success.”

Tickets for the free-to-attend event can now be booked online.