May 24, 2019

Jubilee celebrations

Well, what a great set of Jubilee celebrations in the 2 villages and not a drop of rain to spoil them.

Firstly the Thanksgiving service and the royal memorabilia display at the back of the church. Fascinating to see all the items kept over the years including a lovely bit of Coronation embroidery by one local little girl (you know who you are).

Then we had the picnic and fun day held at the school (thank you headmistress for letting us use the school playground and electricity to heat the water for our drinks). Lots of lovely food from sausage rolls to scrumptious scones (plus jam and cream naturally), cakes too numerous to count and a truly fantastic Jubilee cake made by Rachel. Everyone seemed to enjoy the games (pin the earring on the Queen was popular) and we had 2 ‘secret’ judges wandering around looking at the lovely crowns made. Welly throwing and tug of war were as expected well supported. Prizes were given out including for one lucky person a tuly royal pork pie made and donated by our very own Queen Jenny.

Finally, we had the tea party on Claxton green (and here many thanks must go to Rachel for allowing us to set up the refreshments table on her front lawn and for supplying water and electricity for the tea). The day started early with Bill giving the green a final mow (what would we do without you Bill, thank you), the bunting was up and around 2pm, the food started arriving. More and more came until the tables were groaning under a true feast. There were cakes of every variety, smoked salmon sandwiches, quiche and all sorts of other treats.

Fiona brought the dressing up box – with some very fine hats. Not forgetting we had the red white & blue theme – tea shirts, curly wigs, scarves, earrings and head bands to name a few.
Overall, the 2 villages put on a wonderful celebration and so many neighbours joined in. I for one enjoyed all of it.


  1. Laura Edwards says:

    The events did take quite a bit of planning so thank you to all the ‘behind the scenes’ helpers. I think the Queen would have been pleased our village celebrations and impressed by the number of cakes eaten! Time for a Jubilee lie down.

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