Photos of the celebrations in Compton and Shawford for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend in June 2012.
Getting ready for the Ball
An honoured guest at the ball
Dancing to Hot Rabbit
More dancing to Hot Rabbit
The annual Compton v Shawford cricket match, held on the Sunday of Jubilee weekend, will in future be known as the Steve Brooks Trophy
Team photo before the match starts. Fingers crossed it stays dry.
Compton bat first and lose some quick wickets
Thanks to some tidy bowling from Shawford
But some Compton batsmen survive to push the score along
After Compton end their innings on 106, the match is finely balanced as the players take tea in the marquee.
Shawford also lose quick wickets
but manage to stay ahead of the required run rate
as the crowd watches anxiously, Shawford lose momentum in the final three overs
and for the first time in the history of the fixture, the match ends in an honourable tie with the scores even.
Jamie Brooks, seen here with his mother and sister, receives the trophy in memory of his father, a previous successful captain of Compton, much missed.
Sunday evening, a good crowd gathers in the marquee for “Jubilee Jubilate” , a community sing song
with the chance to join in some rousing hymns led by the church choir
On the Monday morning the fete was opened by long time resident George Yorke, who has been living here since before the Queen’s Coronation.
As at the Golden Jubilee, there was a wonderful collection of vintage cars for visitors to admire
vintage cars on display
although the lambs were easily distracted
or you could admire the birds of prey
This owl is making itself look big to frighten off a dog
and this little owl changes its shape when it sees a dog
The lamb races were the hit of the day
and even the little jockeys strapped to their backs couldn’t always get them going in the right direction
There was a bouncy slide to enjoy
and specially decorated jubilee transport to admire
with much excitement
Wheelbarrow racing was very popular
and some close finishes
It wouldn’t be a proper fete without a tug of war
much tugging and heaving
you could take a pony ride
another even older car
for a more peaceful experience
Old Time Music Hall followed after the fete
Old Time Music Hall
Old Time Music Hall
visit the plant stall
and at the end of the day, the organisers were presented with well-earned bouquets.
more specially decorated jubilee transport
The beacon on Shawford Down in place ..
The marquee installed ready for the Ball
.. and ready to be lit at 10pm
The beacon well alight..
..and burning merrily like others up and down the country
and the flames die down (Health and Safety dictate we can’t leave it burning with no-one present)
guess the weight of the Jubilee cake
admire the crowns made by All Saints’ students
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