Barton Queen’s Jubilee celebrations took place last Saturday (4th June 2022) and began with the unveiling of the plaque at the “Jubilee Triangle”, opposite the pond, with speeches by Mervyn Martin and Meredith Belbin. Glorious sunshine broke out early afternoon in time for the family picnic and dedication of the “Queen’s Oak” by Ruth Bond on the recreation ground.
Fun and games were enjoyed by all with one of the new comers to the village “decapitated” by JezO much to the delight of his children. We all thank the bowls club for providing try out and games for all ages. The youngest newcomer was only two and half years old. The ladies of the WI were almost overwhelmed by cakes generously baked by villagers and their afternoon catering of tea and cake was a great success. The evening entertainment provided by Luna and the Wolves with support from JezO was excellent although it was starting to get cold later on! Perhaps we should have started sooner or provided thermals. Food vans had a roaring trade of fish and chips, and pizzas. Many thanks again to JezO for the grand finale ending with fireworks.
Finally we could not have had such a good day without the support of all the sponsors and raffle prize donations plus the hard work of the committee and volunteers who organized, set up and rigged down before and after the day. We should not forget the bunting organized by the Craft-force group and the flags, crowns and photo booth. Special thanks to the children at Barton school for decorating individual pieces for the Craft-force bunting and adults who also provided sections.
I think we all look forward to holding a village event again soon.
Thank you on behalf of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Committee.