Issue 75, Summer 2022 – Platinum Jubilee Special
Hello everybody, this Summer we have a special, bumper edition of your magazine for you, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. For a few weeks in June, our pretty parish became adorned with bunting and flags, there were even some sightings of the Queen herself having a cuppa in The Lane and atop the Signs of The Times!
Thank you for the fantastic photos you have sent in, from a variety of local events held that weekend in the parish, they have helped to make this issue into a very special keepsake. We also invite you to send us pictures of your house decorated for the jubilee, we have a £50 prize for the best photo sent in.
The 3rd June was such a great day. The Chalgrave Jubilee party, was fantastic, the weather was kind and there was a great turnout. The Queens Head ran a bar, manned by Ed, there was a hot dog and burger stand, games and competitions for the children and Lesley Smith organised a dog show. The lovely ladies from Chalgrave Church provided us with copious cups of tea and coffee and the most delicious selection of cakes. The Sports Club installed a large climbing wall which was a big hit with children and adults alike. Maureen Gilmour and Evaline Bull ran a charity stall and a generous local family donated handbags to sell to raise money for the new children’s playground. ‘The Thumping Tommys’ entertained us with their jolly music and the afternoon closed with a concert from Mariia Yaremak and Izabella Ivashchenko to raise money for Ukraine. Thanks to all those who were involved, the village hall committee and all the volunteers who worked so hard and gave up their time to make it a special day for us all.
We are having a summer like no other with record temperatures for weeks on end. The harvests have come early and the water in the brook is exceptionally low. So remember to keep hydrated, use sunblock and think about the safety of your pets. Leave water out too for the local wildlife, I’m sure they will appreciate your kindness. Take care, keep cool.
The Chalgrave News team
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