17 June 2016

Celebrations

Last weekend was a time of celebrations in praise of our amazing, wonderful Queen's 90th birthday. 
Our village church hosted a grand fete. 
Inside were exhibits depicting the Queen's life and private interests over her 90 years.



I think this is a delightful photo, proud grandma and great grandma. 
The little girl holding her great grandma's handbag, isn't that sweet.


The children from the village primary school made this fantastic mural of some of the Queen's hats. 



Using photos of the Queen at various events they re-constructed her hats on the photos using ribbon, feathers, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, fur and buttons. How clever is that.


The Essex Chordsmen singers provided very nice background music


The flower arrangements were by ladies of the village


The school children also created this lovely display of toys from the 1950's to present day.




Her Majesty has always shown an interest in the WI and still attends Sandringham meetings from time to time.


farming through the ages

village horses through the ages

there were plant stalls

horse rides

a book stall

tombola

picnics on the lawn, ice cream, refreshments


and scrumptious cakes 
everyone had a great time and the weather stayed dry until about 4 o/clock.


11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tribute and celebration. The floral displays were beautiful and I loved the ones the children did. A great event pulling the community together is wonderful.

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    1. Hello mama, we have regular celebrations or fund raising events, and from June to Sep, once a month, my favourites - cream teas on the church lawn :-)

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  2. You have a tough Queen, stil going strong. I would award her to resign and make place for the younger generations...

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    1. Hello Marianne, she is truly amazing. She has been Queen for most of my life, I will be very upset when she goes. It will be interesting to see who takes over from her, Charles might not want to at his age, if so it will be William.

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  3. A lovely fete, Polly. The queen does seem to symbolize a way of life that we all hope will not be completely lost.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Hello Amalia, she is from an age that I fear will soon be gone forever x

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  4. My dear Polly, what a wonderful time you must have had! Everything looks so lovely and enchanting. Thank you, dear one, for sharing your delightful photos with us. Hugs!

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  5. That looks fun! I'm particularly impressed by the hat mural - and what a great idea in the first place. I hope they keep it to display at future, appropriate, royal events.

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    1. The teachers are lovely, they really engage with the children and that’s reflected in the ideas they inspire them with. They keep projects on display in the reception area and in the corridors. Then I think they are store in the loft.

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  6. That looks fun! I'm particularly impressed by the hat mural - and what a great idea in the first place. I hope they keep it to display at future, appropriate, royal events.

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