The Recreation Field in Wilburton was the setting for the village Diamond Jubilee celebration which was held on Tuesday 5th June 2012.
A free party was provided for all villagers together with their extended family and friends. 350 hot dogs all cooked by John Stimpson and Steve Garnham together with a marvellous spread of quiches and salads was greatly enjoyed. Lynn Garnham the coordinator for the food worked tirelessly in gathering the troops to provide this spread. Thank you Lynn.
Two fantastic celebration cakes – a pyramid of brilliantly decorated buns was provided by Hannah Reynolds and an appropriate regally decorated fruit cake made by Jenny Warren were the centre pieces of the food tables.
At the beginning of the event an energetic dance and acrobatic display was given by the Jigsaw Dance Company from Stretham.
A portrait of the Queen competition was arranged by Wilburton VP School and these pictures were on display. 10 £5 Jubilee coins were awarded to the winners.
Enid Freeman organised a suitable competition about Queen Elizabeth for the adults and a barrel rolling competition was organised and run by Lucy Wallace and friends.
A bouncy castle and slide were well used by the children and thanks to Keith and Pauline Furness for organising this.
The children were pleased to see the ice cream van at 4 p.m when over 130 children were given free ice creams.
A few spots of rain fell later in the day but this did not detract from the enjoyable time had by all.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this event the success it was.
Pictures of the Jubilee Party
Diamond Jubilee Coins
A number of special Jubilee Coins were up for grabs at a competition to paint the best picture of the queen, these special coins have been minted for the Queens Diamond Jubilee and are as below: