COMBER Regeneration Community Partnership has planned a day of celebration on Bank Holiday Monday, May 8, to celebrate the coronation of King Charles.

With National Lottery Grant funding of £8,162 and £500 funding from Ards and North Down Council, a day of fun and music is planned at Lower Crescent Park from 1pm. 

The day will start with a youth parade of local organisations and sports clubs which will leave St Mary’s Church car park at 12.30pm. The parade will be led by Lily of the Valley Accordian Band from the Square along Castle Street, Mill Street, Railway Street, Ballygowan Road, Braeside, High Street, The Square, Bridge Street to Lower Crescent Park.

All those taking part in the parade will get a free hotdog and a special Coronation Medal. 

Music in the Park by Comber Music Club will be from 1pm and Martello Jazz Band from 3.15pm. 

There will be a variety of fairground equipment including bouncy castles, the twister, teacup carousel and bungee plus a Charles and Camilla lookalike competition for under 16s and adults.

Roy Murray, of the Partnership said it will be a day for Comber to celebrate King Charles’ coronation.

“Bring along your picnic and enjoy Comber’s Big Coronation Lunch,” he said. “There will be a barbecue, hot food, ice cream, coffee and tea to purchase on the day and relax to the music or enjoy a ride on the twister.

“This is a fantastic event to celebrate. Not many people can say they’ve lived through a coronation so it’ll be great to see Comber celebrate.”

The Partnership would like to thank the National Lottery and Ards and North Down Council for funding the event.