GALLERY: Huntingdonshire villages’ Jubilee events

FROM fancy dress parties to tug-of-wars, the whole of Huntingdonshire celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in different ways.

Personnel, their family and friends enjoyed a street party hosted on behalf of all the streets on RAF Wyton and Brampton Camp Service Families Accommodation.

The party was held on Tuesday and featured an Old Time Jazz Band with a 1950’s sing along, Punch and Judy shows, kids silly Olympics, king and queen fancy dress competition, face painting, bouncy castle and crown making.

In the town, an event in the park was moved indoors at the Memorial Centre due to wet weather.

At the school, children, staff, parents and governors enjoyed Diamond Jubilee celebrations for the second time in the schools history on Thursday (May 31).


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In 1896, the school marked Queen Victoria’s 60-year reign with parties, bunting and games and 2012 saw more of the same but with a distinctly modern twist.

Head teacher, Jacqui Watkins, told The Hunts Post: “The children came to school dressed in red, white and blue.

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“We played some old-fashioned games from the ‘50s and then we all enjoyed a picnic tea which was provided by the PTA.

“The school orchestra played the national anthem and then everybody sang.

“The most important aspect of the day was the whole community pulling together to make it special for the children and something they can look back on and treasure.”

Little Paxton turned back time to celebrate the Jubilee weekend.

A 1950s-themed Jubilee Celebration Tea Party took place on Saturday (June 2) on the playing field where there was entertainment from a paper magician, disco, party games and children’s races, including sack races and an egg and spoon races.

Little Paxton Colts Football Club held a penalty competition and the village’s cricket club held a kwik-cricket match.

For more details on how Huntingdonshire celebrated the Jubilee see The Hunts Post’s souvenir Jubilee edition out today.

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