We are entering Avon Dassett’s four days of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As usual, the village has pulled out all the stops and thanks are due to the many people who have made the events possible.
Many houses on the main streets of the village will be decorating their houses, gates and gardens to celebrate the jubilee. Judging will take place over the weekend by our guest judge, Jude Farr, from Fenny Compton to select the best three! The prize money has been given by Avon Dassett Community Benefits Society.
The celebrations start with a singalong at the Yew Tree led by Sally Crompton. There will be songs from every decade of the Queen’s reign as well as a fun film quiz (with prizes!). You can download the lyrics for the singalong here: https://www.avondassett.com/2022/05/30/sing-along-through-the-decades-for-the-jubilee/ The singing starts at 5.30 pm and will be outside weather permits.
Deb Watts will be organising her famous vintage teas from 2-4 pm in the Reading Room along with donations of scrumptious cakes from villagers. The teas are free but donations are welcome for the Queen’s Canopy. You can also enter the Avon Dassett Jubilee Treasure Hunt at the Reading Room. How much do you know about the village? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz (written by Sarah Richardson) collecting ‘treasure’ via a lesiurely walk around the village. The treasure hunt is suitable for all the family and is a fun way to find out more about Avon Dassett. There will be a free Frellie’s ice cream made by our own Alex Jackson for all participants and a prize for the entry that scores the most points.
In the evening there is an outdoor jubilee event at The Yew Tree with canapes, free fizz and a live band! Booking is recommended for this event.
On Saturday, Bitham Hall will be hosting a jubilee party and disco from 6.30 pm. This is a ticketed event. The Country Show team have kindly provided the marquees for the party, food is provided by the jubilee committee, the DJ courtesy of Liz Hirst and the parish council have paid for the portable toilets.
Events end on Sunday at Avon Carrow with a sports afternoon from 4-6 pm. Residents at the Carrow are providing bowls, croquet and tennis and Liz Hirst a dress the queen and the balloon game. Avon Carrow are hosting a ‘pudding party’ with puddings laid out on tables for everyone to share. Villagers are welcome to bring their own picnics and also to add a pudding to the sharing table.
The jubilee organising committee (Liz Hirst, Alex Jackson, Michele Gill, Sandra Sandiford and Sarah Richardson) have co-ordinated events but the Jubilee celebrations are truly a whole village effort for all to enjoy. Please support as many as you can and commemorate the 70 years of the Queen’s reign.