Our Villages Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Extra: we are adding more images taken by local residents of the various celebrations into our Jubilee Gallery (click here) 

How do you celebrate seventy years of service by Her Majesty The Queen?

On the evening of June 2nd, our three villages held a Beacon party, which was hosted by Moggerhanger Park.    We enjoyed a Barbecue, the children had a Bouncy Castle and there was music and dancing.

The Fanfare was played by Liz Schofield, followed by the highlight of the evening, which was the lighting of the Beacon, which would be seen for miles.      Lord Erroll, Hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland, who lives locally, did this for us, and we remembered that, at the same time as our Beacon blazed, thousands of others across the UK and the Commonwealth, were being lit.    We were not alone.

We sang the specially written song, called “A Life lived with Grace”, ably supported by Stuart Clements on the keyboard, and we knew that choirs and communities in all the countries of the Commonwealth, were doing the same thing at the same time.

The National Anthem ended this wonderful evening, Sam, our Master of Ceremonies, led us in three cheers for Her Majesty, flags were waved, and photos were taken.   A  lovely way to share company with family and friends, and a splendid way to end a party!

I am grateful to Julie Scherrer, who suggested we took part, and she took the photos.   Thank you all for supporting this event, and for the help given to me since we started the process in January.   It is very much appreciated.   I do hope you enjoyed being involved.

Our thanks also go to ‘The Commonwealth Resounds’, who organised the worldwide event, encouraging us all to take part.   A Jubilee never to be forgotten.

Shirley Jones.    

(photos by Julie Scherrer)