2012 Spaldwick Jubilee Celebrations
What a week in Spaldwick, which came alive with community atmosphere to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee! Street parties were held, and the main Spaldwick village celebrations took place on Monday 4th June 2012. Despite the ominous weather forecast, the weather was kind to us. Everyone – young and old – had a great time. Photos from the events in Spaldwick, taken by Mark Heath, can be viewed below.
To view the photos from the main Spaldwick village celebrations, click on the link below. We recommend that you view the photos in large size. You can select this in the top left corner of the screen.
To view the photos from the Ivy Way street Jubilee celebrations, click on the link below. As above, we recommend that you view the photos in large size.
“Spaldwick Social Group would like to thank everyone who came and took part in the fabulous Jubilee Street Party. The turnout was amazing, with approximately 320 people, and a scrumptious spread was enjoyed by all!
David Watson kindly led the celebrations with a quirky ‘Ode to Spaldwick’ and looked very smart in his red toastmasters tailcoat.
The George pub really got involved with delicious snacks and cakes….and kept the kids happy with a face painter and bouncy castle. Big thanks to them, and how lovely to have them as a part of the community.
Finishing the day in glorious sunshine we all had a ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ singsong on the green, with flags waving and lots of smiley faces.”
Many thanks in particular to you Lisa for all the hard work that you’ve put it, and to everyone that helped to make the event such a success. We are very grateful to the people in Spaldwick that tirelessly work behind the scenes to make Spaldwick what it is!
Jubilee celebrations at Spaldwick School
Jubilee activities were held at Spaldwick School for a whole week. Each child designed and decorated their own Diamond Jubilee Plate.
On Friday 1st June, children and staff dressed up ’1950s style’, and the children looked very smart in their period school uniforms. The highlight of the day was the Jubilee Tea Party, which started with the whole school singing the National Anthem. This was followed by each class entertaining their specially-invited guests with information and traditions from countries of the Commonwealth.
After the entertainment, everyone enjoyed beautifully-decorated Jubilee cup cakes (made by FOSS) and a glass of special lemonade. The afternoon ended with a community sing song in which everyone enjoyed waving their flags!
Photo provided by Spaldwick School
Jubilee Picnic at Burghley House
Overcast conditions with a few drops of rain did not spoil the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Picnic at Burghley House on the 13th June 2012, which was attended by about 7,000 people.
Joyce Leach went to Burghley House as one of the representatives of Spaldwick village, with Grahame Leach (pictured) as Joyce’s guest. Kit Lee with his guest Sharan Jackson-Rimmer also attended.
Photo provided by Grahame Leach