Platinum Jubilee Weekend

HM Queen Elizabeth II

Wow!! What a Jubilee weekend we had at Bishopswood Village Hall!  The hall looked amazing – thanks must go to the volunteers and trustees who gave up their time to decorate with balloons, bunting, flags and streamers.  There was also a fantastic display in the foyer – a timeline of the Queens 70 year reign – with photos and even a ‘viewmaster’ of the coronation.

On Friday night around 50 people danced and sang the night away to live music from Platinum, a band put together just for this occasion, but who went down so well we might just see them again 😉

On Saturday we had an Indoor Street Party (fortuitous – given the weather!).   Lots of salads, cold cuts, pate, cheese, and relishes.  Followed – as usual – by a fabulous selection of desserts.

Sunday saw a Celebratory Big Breakfast (with Bucks Fizz) – hosted by All Saints Church and followed by a well-attended, short thanks-giving service for Her Majesty the Queen.

Then a fun family afternoon – probably not as well attended as we would have hoped but much enjoyed by those who came, face painting, picnic bags, crafts, games – ‘pin the tail on the corgi’ was very popular, a Royalty themed Treasure Hunt, statues and a fancy-dress competition – judged by our own Queen of Bishopswood, who couldn’t decide so awarded all participants a prize!

The hall was superbly decorated by volunteers including a magnificent display of the past 70 years of the Queens reign by Steve & Mary Hoskins.

Huge Thanks You’s to all our Trustees and volunteers – who gave up their time in so many different ways – to make this a weekend to remember.