Organisers of street parties to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee could win a tasty hamper packed with bread and cakes from Luke Evans Bakery.

The family bakers, which was founded in Derbyshire in 1804, has launched a competition to find the most deserving street party within 20 miles of its bakery at Riddings, near Alfreton.

Luke Evans is urging organisers to write up to 100 words explaining why their street party deserves to win the £100 hamper, which will contain some of the bakery’s most popular products.

“The Queen’s diamond jubilee is a time for national and local celebration, and we know that lots of communities will be holding street parties to mark the occasion,” said David Yates, managing director at Luke Evans Bakery.

“The centrepiece of a street party is usually some kind of buffet, and we’re really pleased to offer the opportunity for communities to win a hamper of bread and cakes.”

Entries need to arrive by Friday May 25th. They can be sent to Helen Waterfall, Luke Evans Bakery, Greenhill Lane, Riddings, Derbyshire, DE55 4AS, or emailed to

Luke Evans Bakery supplies around 300 trade and wholesale customers across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, including shops, schools, delis and Pride Park – the home of Derby County Football Club.

It also has a shop at Greenhill Lane, Riddings.

Luke Evans Bakery was founded more than 200 years ago by Henry Evans, who named the business after his son. Today it is a modern company with a team of fully trained craft bakers operating 24 hours a day turning out breads, cakes and savoury products.