More Jubilee Celebrations
Following their exertions at the Ball, village residents were allowed a day off on Sunday to recover before further celebrations were completed on Monday 4th June.
Activities began with a parade of old tractors, tractor-drawn floats and other interesting vehicles. This started at the Church and proceeded up Trunch Hill and round the Candlestick before finishing and parking on the Playing Field. All vehicles were suitably decked with flags, bunting etc.
The floats included an impressive Olympic theme, a real historic boat and a Land Rover pretending to be a boat. A “Black Hand” mobile cyder house did a great job refreshing all the participants. However the winner of the prize for the best display went to the Lambert/Whipps royal trailer, complete with corgis, with a guest appearance by Her Majesty herself. Several people commented that she looks more like Doris L every year.
After a short shower, games of rounders followed but everybody was really waiting for the tea party at 5 o’clock. Enormous piles of sandwiches, cakes and other delicacies had been prepared and at the appointed hour the locusts descended. While the food was consumed those in the marquee were entertained by the first ever performance by the village’s new Barber-Shop singing group accompanied by Simon Winter and Ken Ashton. And they all sang very sweetly.
Later, the result of the parade competition was announced by the judge, the Chairman of the Parish Council and the Loyal Toast was proposed by Eddie Winter.
Even later, a barbecue was laid on for those who had not eaten enough sandwiches and cakes and a television set up in the Hall so that revellers could watch the Jubilee Concert, the lighting of the final beacon and the firework display.
More photographs of the event by Lisa North can be seen at her Website under Client Proofing and Sales with the password “Celebration”.