Monday, June 06, 2022

Platinum Jubilee round up

 Phew! What a weekend! 

We had a great set of community celebrations in Seal for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.Many thanks to all who helped make this happen, especially Marion Gilchrist and all involved in Know Your Neighbours.

Our celebrations started with a history exhibition, which ran for four days from Thursday, and will now be transferred to the Library. It was fascinating, and must have taken many hours of organisation by David Williams, who knows everything there is to know about Seal... Thank you, David.

Friday Group held a Jubilee lunch on Friday - a great gathering. 

Saturday saw people turn out in large numbers, despite the chilly wind, for a Garden Safari, organised by Frances Fish, with more than a dozen local gardens open. All the ones I got to were great, but I think the stand out sight for me was Frances own garden. Top rate hedge trimming here!

Of course, Her Majesty has been in residence in Seal for quite a few days now, complete with Corgi. Thank you, Friday Group, for your hard work on this. 

There was a late night attempt to kidnap her by an unidentified thief . Fortunately the attempt was foiled by Lee, who lives nearby and realised something was up. Well done, Lee! I am sure your medal from the Queen is in the post. A note was added to deter any further attempts...

Her Majesty made another appearance further up the High Street, in more relaxed mood, no doubt about to enjoy our beautiful countryside with her corgis. 

On Sunday afternoon, despite the rather iffy weather forecast, we had loads of people turn up for the Big Lunch on the Rec, for free fun - and it was free, thanks to Know Your Neighbours fundraising, and the parish council. The bouncy castle and assault course were very popular. 

Over in my Messy Church corner, we were busy doing what it said on the tin, making a mess... We made nature crowns - all completely biodegradeable, and wax resist leaf rubbings - in honour of the Queen's concern for the environment. Thanks to Philip, Rosemary, Jenni and Lise for helping.


The scouts were offering a chance to try out your hand at archery - fortunately with blunt, sticky arrows...  

There were games to play, and  the parachute was popular. 

And Barbara Martin organised lots of races, which were enthusiastically run. 

We had a very special visitor, who was no doubt going to pass back the news on the corgi network to her Royal relatives about how much fun was being had in Seal...

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