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South Marston Jubilee Weekend

Plans are continuing for celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee:

Friday 1st. June in the Church – concert, with wine and cheese.

Flowers throughout the Church being arranged by many of the village groups and organisations. Please come to a meeting in the Church on Tuesday 17th April at 7.30pm to discuss plans and arrangements for the flower displays. Anyone who is interested will be made most welcome.

Saturday 2nd. June – closing the road outside the school so that there will be a Jubilee picnic. Highworth Silver band have been booked to play on the Glebe outside the Church, South Marston School children will be singing, and there will be face-painting and other activities for children.

The fancy dress competition is to come dressed as your favourite Royal figure from British history! Adults are welcome to come royally dressed too.

Commemorative mugs are being printed and South Marston Parish Council has generously paid for them so that every child at the village school and pre-school will receive a free mug. They will also be available to buy over the Jubilee weekend.

Further plans are being developed.

Date of next Jubilee meeting: Tuesday 10th. April at 7.30pm. in the Carriers Arms (back room if the pub is busy).

Flower display meeting for the Jubilee: Tuesday 17th. April 7.30pm. in the Church. Any enquiries to Rita Smith on 824336

Wanted – Old Photographs and Memorabilia of South Marston

We are hoping to put together a fascinating collection of old photographs, memorabilia etc. of South Marston from the 1950s for the Queen‘s Diamond Jubilee weekend on Sat 2nd – Sun 3rd June.

If you have anything suitable, we would love to hear from you. We can copy photographs and other documents straight away, so you would not have to part with them for more than a couple of minutes, and we promise to take good care of them! We hope to put this display on in the Village Hall so there should not be any danger of damage by heavy rain etc.

Please contact:

Mary Case 826038

Jenny McEwen 825312

Ray Harley 821793

South Marston Jubilee Weekend

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Early plans for the Queen‘s Diamond Jubilee weekend have developed as follows:

Friday 1st June

Evening Variety Concert of local performers in South Marston Church. Wine, cheese and other refreshments during the interval.

Saturday 2nd June

2-4pm. South Marston Church, School and Village Hall

An afternoon of bell ringing, fancy dress, picnic, free games and entertainment

Village Picnic, closing the road between the Church and school

Highworth Silver Band

Floral displays in the Church

South Marston old photographs exhibition in the Village Hall

We are also hoping to be able to give commemorative mugs, coins or something similar to all village children under 18.

There are several other plans being considered, perhaps a Beer Festival, and we would love to have anyone else with ideas to come to our next Jubilee meeting on Tuesday 6th. March at 7.30pm. in the Village Hall.

Anyone with any ideas or offers to help will be very welcome. If you can‘t come to the meeting but would still like to be involved, please contact Mary Case or Jenny McEwen (phone numbers below).

We are planning to seek permission to close the road between the Church and school, between Rose Cottage (on the corner of Chapel Lane) and numbers 1 and 2 Church Farm Lane.

This will be between about 1.30pm. and 4-30pm. on Saturday 2nd. June.

This will also mean that the buses will have to be re-routed on that day. If anyone has any difficulty with this or any comment, please contact either Mary Case (tel. 826038) or Jenny McEwen (tel. 825312).