Saturday, 17 March 2012

Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in Old Buckenham

Timetable of events
Saturday 2 June. Royal quiz in the evening at the Village Hall. Organised by Old Buckenham WI. Initial survey shows this event will be popular. Proposal is for teams of six, around 12 teams.
Likely cost £4.50 including fish and chips. Looking for subsidy to bring down the price
Sunday 3 June. Aircraft display and classic car rally at Old Buckenham Airfield during the afternoon. Fun fair booked as well.
Barn dance and barbeque in the evening, cost £5 (children under 12 free if with adult).
Tuesday 5 June. Outdoor service on the Green. Then at 1pm there will be a ‘bring a plate’ meal for everyone on the Green. This is expected to be on the stretch of road running from the village shop towards the almshouses. During the afternoon there will be sports activities such as a rounders match and other fun competitions on the Green.

Throughout the holiday weekend a display of heritage photographs and other items will be put on at the village hall. There will also be pub games for all at the Ox and Plough.
The Jubilee mugs have been obtained and will be distributed to the village children at the meal at Tuesday lunchtime. Other people wanting mugs will be able to buy them at £2.50 each.
A fund-raising ‘squares board’ will be organised to provide some income to subsidise events where necessary. Prizes will include a flight in the Stearman biplane from the Airfield.
It is hoped to plant a commemorative tree on the Green to celebrate the Jubilee.
The next meeting to discuss these arrangements will be on Saturday 14 April at 10am in the Memorial Room at the Village Hall. 

1 comment:

steve said...

It's wonderful that the members of the Royal family are gonna celebrate the Queen's jubilee throughout Great Britain and the Commonwealth because many of us feel the special bond that ties us to Her Majesty. I am proud that my country's gonna make its own contribution in the form of several commemorative items made exclusively for this special occasion as a symbol of the warm relationship that has always existed between Queen Elizabeth and Canada.