Sunday, 8 January 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Old Buckenham celebrations in June
The Memorial room at Old Buckenham Village Hall was buzzing with ideas on the morning of Saturday 7 January when around thirty village people met to discuss what to do to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June.
Starting with a ten minute brainstorming session, many ideas were forthcoming and scribbled on to post-it notes. These were then sorted into groups for further discussion. Within an hour a draft programme for the weekend had been put together and this will be refined further at a meeting to be held on Saturday 28 January in the Village Hall at 10am.
The proposals so far are:
Saturday 2 June. Village quiz with a royalty theme in the evening at the Village Hall. A photographic/memorabilia display in the hall throughout the weekend and relating to Old Buckenham sixty years ago.
Sunday 3 June. Events to be based at the Airfield with a fly in and classic vehicles during the day and a barn dance/ceilidh in the evening, possibly in a hangar if wet.
Monday 4 June. A day to recover or for villagers to do their own thing.
Tuesday 5 June. Open air service on the Green near the village sign, village picnic with table on the road across the Green (that would be closed for the day) and informal rounders match afterwards. Aircraft flypast/aerobatics at picnic time.
This is all provisional and will depend on people taking on the responsibility of organising the various activities. So come along to the meeting on Saturday 28 January and see what you can do to help and to ensure that these turn out to be celebrations that the village will talk about for years afterwards.

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