There was a wonderful turnout of around 100 people to celebrate the Diamond
Jubilee at Duddenhoe End Village Hall on Monday 4 June. It was particularly
heartening to see such a spread of age ranges present.
The hall and its guests were awash with red, white and blue as everyone
entered into the true spirit of the occasion bringing plates of food to
share. There were cupcakes and sausage rolls in abundance.
Our sincere thanks to all who came along and especially to the Parish
Council which generously provided the soft drinks, tea, coffee and champagne
for the Loyal Toast. This was carried out with great gusto and followed
by a hearty rendition of three verses of ‘God Save The Queen’.
The occasion was captured by a village photo on the steps of the hall
during a rare burst of sunshine.
Entertainment for the little ones included ‘Pass the Parcel’
and ‘Pin the Tail on the Corgi’, the latter won by Clara Williams.
Our Jubilations fancy dress competition prize went to Nathanial Houghton
(3) and sister Emily (7).
Those who had not over-indulged on cake and champagne appeared later at
Mayshot Orchard for the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon. The entire day
was a wonderful celebratory event that truly brought our community together.