Tydd St Giles Jubilee Day
I arrived at 11AM to help set up the Tydd St. Giles hall and get the rundown for the day. I was accompanied by my friend Cllr. Samantha Hoy and my son Joe.
The day began with a six miles procession drive around the village in a parade of vintage cars and tractors. My son and I enjoyed a ride in a beautiful car.
Don’t worry, he wasn’t really driving.
The afternoon was great fun, with large numbers of villagers turning out despite the slight nip in the air and enjoying the old-fashioned games, go kart racing, face-painting, old time singalong, refreshments and bar! Almost everything was provided free-of-charge (except the bar, of course) and what a wonderful way to celebrate the jubilee.
You might have expected that only kids would have their faces painted, but no! Several adults enjoyed the colourful decorations, including Cllr. Samantha Hoy, who spent the afternoon as a tiger.
There really was something for everyone – but there is no doubt in my mind that the kids were having the time of their lives.
Meanwhile, in the organiser’s tent, a glass or two of wine was shared.
The day paused for a while as everybody went home for some tea. But come the evening events kicked back into full swing with a live band playing Country and Irish music, a kid’s magician who put on a funny show and all was rounded off by a firework display (donated by a certain county councillor who shall not be named. Ahem.)
All in all a great day enjoyed by many, many people. Tomorrow, Newton…test Filed under Jubilee, Tydd St. Giles | Comments (5)