Bury St Edmunds prepares to celebrate the Queen’s long reign

Armed Forces Day flag raising on Angel Hill in 2014
Armed Forces Day flag raising on Angel Hill in 2014

Bury St Edmunds is preparing to celebrate the day when the Queen becomes the longest serving British Monarch.

At 5.30pm on Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning British Monarch, passing the 23,226 days set by Queen Victoria.

To mark the occasion, from 2.30-7.30pm family activities will be taking place on Angel Hill, including Battle Stations Laser Combat, bungee trampolines and the chance to experience life in the saddle on a British Racing School simulator.

A Sunset Parade will follow at 6.30pm, led by 6 Regiment Army Air Corps and RAF Honington, with music by The Band of The Royal Engineers.

Angel Hill will close from 6pm on Tuesday and the road between Mustow Street and Churchgate Street will be closed from 9am-9pm on Wednesday.