Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – June 2022
These photos are a selection from the special weekend celebrations held in Scarning in early June 2022.
The events started with a beacon lighting ceremony in the Beacon Lay-by on Thursday 2nd June, with a live band (The Dell Boys) and drink & barbecue held in the adjacent field (courtesy of Michael Whitehead of The Grange).
The following day saw numerous street parties held throughout the village, whilst the village hall was prepared for a very successful Art Exhibition the following day. The church was open throughout the weekend with artwork by school children, a photographic display of village life and special Jubilee themed flower displays.
Saturday saw a very popular Coffee Morning and then Cream Teas during the afternoon in the village hall and two marquees in the rear garden.
Unfortunately, after wall-to-wall sunshine, the weather took a turn for the worse on Sunday 5th June so the planned events had to be modified. After a special Jubilee service in the church, the rain forced the Big Jubilee Lunch picnics from the Playing Field into the warmth and dry of the church. Similarly, the planned Little Jubilee Fete was skilfully turned into a Craft Fair in the Village Hall and marquees. The rain relented slightly during the day, which enabled a few activities to take place on the Playing Field, amongst them a bouncy castle, a football shootout game and some amazing bubbles – both large and small – kept the children amused. Many other events in our area were cancelled completely, so it was excellent that Scarning was able to fly the flag, literally, and continue the Jubilee celebrations for the full four days.