Diamond Jubilee Celebrations: 2012
Diamond jubilee celebrations: 2012
Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June
(Note there is no bank holiday on Monday 11th, and half term starts on Saturday 2nd June)
Appleton, Eaton and Besselsleigh are jointly planning a weekend of events to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We hope you will join in with some (or all!) of the celebrations.
1st June 2012:Jubilee Fireworks: Do not arrive early and leave gazebos at home! The Jubilee Fireworks organisers have asked for the following message to be posted: "Thank you to everyone for their fantastic support - it's a sellout! The organisers have been working hard to make sure that everything runs smoothly and safely. As we're at capacity could we ask everyone to be patient at the main Manor gate (the only access point). Please don't arrive early - the gates will not open before 6.30pm, and don't forget your tickets which will be needed for entry. We're hoping that the weather will be dry, and given the number of people expected, could we ask you to leave gazebos at home, for both safety and to avoid restricting other people's view of the fireworks. If you do bring a gazebo, you will be asked to place it round the edge of the picnic area. Many thanks. Fingers crossed for the weather."
31st May 2012: JUBILEE FIREWORKS 2 JUNE. Entrance by Main entrance ONLY and No bikes. Message from the organisers: "Access: A reminder that you will only be able to access the event through the Manor gates on Eaton Road. For safety all other access points (Park Lane and Long Close) will be closed to picnickers. Bikes: Please avoid arriving by bicycle if at all possible, and encourage your children to leave bikes at home. No bikes can be allowed in the Manor grounds - there would be little room for bike parking and the riding of bikes around picnickers could be dangerous, especially near the moat (which currently has dangerously high levels of water). If you need to cycle to the event, alternative bike parking arrangements have been made at the village school and you will be directed to park your bike there."
General call for help from Jo Golding...
Jubilee Tea Party on Monday 4th June at The Plough If everyone that is coming could help me by unwrapping food from its cling film and topping up cake stands during the afternoon it would be a great help. [and means I may remember to eat myself this time!]
Also 10.30am Sunday [3rd] we are putting up bunting at the pub And 10.30am Monday[4th] setting up tables If anyone is passing and fancies helping for an hour.
Also ...In need of a couple of water carriers if anyone has one. OK FOUND!!!
Does anyone have any dress dummies that we could borrow for the 60yr exhibition. Needed on Friday 1st June & Saturday 2nd June. Contact Jo on 864654 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Kimsey on 863262
FIREWORK DISPLAY & TICKETS
25th May 2012: The Jubilee-vent is very close to being a sell out, and as such the Royal tin in the community shop will from Friday (May 25) be used solely for the purpose of distributing tickets for orders already placed. There are a very limited number of tickets still available at & £7.50 for adults (16 years and over) and £3 for children (3 to 16), and these can be ordered from Robin Band - tel: 864794 or at 27 Fettiplace Close - who will issue tickets until they sell out, and thereafter maintain a waiting list. A reminder also that many tickets remain in the tin uncollected.
Saturday 2nd June:
Opening of Playground & Recreation Area
Exhibition of the 60 years' history of the three villages
Entertainment & fireworks at Appleton Manor - bring your own picnic
Sunday 3rd June
Followed by Tea and Cakes
Monday 4th June
20 Over Cricket match at the Appleton Sportsfield
Appleton Bellringers Peal from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Tea Party & entertainment at The Plough – bring a plate of food
The Plough – Live band in the evening to continue the party
Tuesday 5th June
A day to relax and recover after a fun weekend
Do you have any interesting photos? Text? Clothing? Gadgets? Anything to show our history in the villages going back 60 years? We'd welcome all contributions to show the old and new and to surprise and amaze the children! If you are interested please contact Barbara Kimsey: email@example.com Tel: 863262
Jo Golding, 864654 / 07810546160: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Cranston, 863681 / 07771 867205: email@example.com
Liz Gilkes, 863640: firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee committee