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In the run up to the 5th June the weather forecast for the Sunday was not good. So much so that on the Saturday evening the decision was taken to hold the event in the Village Hall.

Then Sunday morning dawned and whilst it was cool and overcast the rain had passed through so a frantic change of plan and back to Plan A!

The road barriers were put up and Church Road was closed to traffic. Tables and chairs were transported (very many thanks to Rachel and Rick Moralee for providing the transport) and then set up with Jubilee tablecloths and bunting and the Queens throne put in place.

All was ready for midday when some 64 people of all ages began to arrive bringing with them food fit for a banquet. After a village group photograph everyone helped themselves to an amazing bring and share buffet. Then after the Jubilee cake was cut a toast was proposed to the Queen and the National Anthem sung.

This was followed by old fashioned games of Hop Scotch, Pooh Sticks, a walking Egg and Spoon race and finally some Community singing.

What a wonderful time was had by everyone and it was really thanks to the Jubilee Committee headed by John and Sally Connor who organised it all as well as the Volunteers who helped set up and dismantle at the end of the afternoon’s festivities.

Like the rest of the country it was such a wonderful occasion, which will linger long in the memory.