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Withypool celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style on Sunday 3rd June. Committee members Edna Hayes, Emma Roe, Sue Wakeham and Val Warner organised an ambitious programme of events including a River Pageant with our very own Queen and Prince (Fran Bullard and Matthew Williams), complete with police escort. They were also accompanied by a flotilla of home-made boats.

The pageant was followed by a superb lunch on the Coronation Garden and prizes were presented to the winners of the 'Best Boat', 'Crown' and 'Scrap Book' competition. A rousing rendition of the National Anthem was led by Steven and Louise Pugsley, and the Loyal Toast was proposed by Mike Warner. There was also a large screen on which to watch the events on the Thames in London.

To view the collection of photographs of the Diamond Jubilee, please click here. A new window will open of a slide show of photos.

Other events included the flower festival in St Andrew's Church organised by Margaret Hankey, running from 2nd to the 5th June.

To view the Collection of photographs of St. Andrews Church Withypool flower festival, please Click Here. A new window will open with a slide show of photos.

Withypool also organised a A fun Ride at Waterhouse green where people joined with their horses and ponies for a trot around Withypool followed by a pinic.

To view these photos please click here.

Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon took place on top of Withypool Hill on the Monday evening. Around 100 people joined in the celebrations with the organisers laying on hot dogs, burgers and Jackets potatoes. From the top of the hill people could see up to 20 other beacons alight as far as Dartmoor.

To view these photos please click here.


To view the collection of photographs of the Diamond Jubilee events, please on the links below. A new window will open of a slide show of photos.

 

Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and Lunch click here.

Withypool Church flower festival click here.

Jubilee Fun Ride click here.

Lighting of the Beacon click here.

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