Diamond Jubilee Preparations

Going for Red, White and Blue

Making decorations for the Diamond JubileeNot content with buying bunting, over twenty determined ladies from Compton and Shawford assembled at Shepherds Down School to make their own, with the kind permission of the Headteacher. Children too were very welcome and were delighted with the red, white and blue pompoms that they made, to the background of whirring sewing machines. 80 metres of bunting were made in two and a half hours. It will be used to decorate the Memorial Playing Fields, adjacent to Shepherd’s Lane, during the four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations that have been planned in the village by two dedicated volunteer committees.
The Saturday night Ball has been a sell out.
On Sunday, 3rd June, there will be a treasure hunt, starting from the marquee on the Memorial
Diamond Jubilee Programme leafletPlaying Fields at 11am.
Five delightful local  gardens will be open in the afternoon, in addition to a cricket match and teas available from 3pm.

Keep Monday, 4th June free for the Grand Fête, beginning at 12 noon, again on the Memorial Playing Fields.

Two walks are planned for Tuesday, for participants to converge on The Bridge Inn in Shawford, for a special Diamond Jubilee lunch.
All are welcome to join any of these events.
Photos by Ray Simpson