Plans continue to develop for the village celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the weekend of 3rd, 4th and 5th June.
On Friday 3rd June, there will be a Village Fun Dog Event, including a ‘Dog Olympics’ in the garden of The Plough Inn at 2.30pm. It is hoped that lots of people will enter the event, which promises to be great fun.
On Saturday 4th June, the Sorelle Singers will be performing Three Little Maids – an evening of musical entertainment with a Jubilee theme – from 7.30 in St Mary’s Church. Entrance will be £15 on the door, including a free drink and nibbles on arrival.
On Sunday 5th June, the village will be celebrating from 1pm to 5pm, starting with a children’s parade from St Mary’s Church to The Plough Inn, marked by our newly refurbished bells ringing out. It is hoped that as many villagers and their friends and families will line the High Street, waving flags to cheer the children on. Residents along the High Street will be encouraged to decorate their houses and gardens, with a prize being awarded for the best effort.
Celebrations will continue at The Plough Inn, where there will be maypole dancing, community singing, a swing band, traditional games, an opportunity to try out making some models with the Pendon Museum, finishing up with a giant Village Hokey Cokey to round off the event.
Liam, Kim, Julie and their team will be providing a marquee which will display the entries to a ‘Portrait of the Queen’ competition which everyone, young and old will be encouraged to enter. The Plough will be providing tables and chairs, and villagers are also invited to bring picnic blankets or camping tables and chairs, and a picnic to the event to enjoy in the garden. In order to support our local pub, the organisers respectfully request that any alcoholic beverages are purchased from the pub itself. The Primary School and Pre-School will be providing teas, coffees and ice creams.
This event is brought to you by a wonderful team, represented by Wittenham Warriors, the Parish Council, the Primary School, the Pre-School, the Rainbows and Brownies, Pendon Museum, WI, Wittenham Singers, The Plough Inn and St Mary’s Church.
Full details of all the events will be posted on the village website. Anyone who would like to get involved can do so by contacting Sally Duff – our very own Queen of Fun – on 01865 407788 or 07899 097612, or email email@example.com.