Hatley Jubilee Picnic
On Monday, 4 June 2012, a day of mixed but largely dry weather, a 100 people joined in the Hatley Jubilee Picnic to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
We had stalls for cakes, books, raffle and tombola, plus welly throwing, egg and spoon races, sack races and hitting five golf balls into a bucket – which together raised £272.42 towards the upkeep of the Village Hall.
There was also a tug-of-war between East Hatley and Hatley St George – for men and women; Hatley St George won handsomely – well, they always seemed to have twice as many pullers as East Hatley...
Another highlight was the 'unveiling' of the Jubilee Oak, which had been supplied and planted a month earlier by South Cambridgeshire District Council, by Joyce Dixon and Bill and Jean Richardson, who have all given a great deal of service to the Hatleys.
Our thanks to Pauline Pinney and John Lanchbery for the photographs.
▲ Thank you: following the 'unveiling' of the Jubilee Oak, Micky Astor (left) thanked Joyce Dixon
and Bill and Jean Richardson for the years of service they have given to the Hatleys.
▲ Joyce, Bill and Jean enjoying the moment.
▲ The Hatley St George ladies' tug-of-war team. With such determined looks, is it any wonder
that they won... handsomely.
▲ The East Hatley ladies' tug-of-war team... er, being pulled. The Mann at the back was obviously
of little use.
▲ Getting ready: the East Hatley men's tug-of-war team.
▲ The East Hatley men's tug-of-war team (right) being yanked along by the stronger Hatley
▲ Mick Marshall, in charge of the welly throwing competition, awaits the contestants.
▲ Welly throwing – Chris Ball watched by Kieran Ball.
▲ Hitting five golf balls into a small red bucket isn't easy; Connor Ball looking like a pro.
▲ The start of the egg and spoon race. L-R Odette, Sofia and Sacha Abassi, Chris and
▲ Sacha, Chris and Kieran neck and neck in the egg and spoon race.
▲ The sack race was great fun... Connor Ball, William Drake and Kieran Ball in action...
▲ ...wrong action for Lawrence Drake, who rather got in the way of Olivia Drake.
▲ Emma Murden, with hair and grass skirt flying, was the star turn of the event.
▲ Champagne raffle winner Chloe Marshall.
▲ Micky Astor and Alan Pinney putting the world to rights. Alan was the event's chairman.
▲ Joyce Dixon, Sebastian Kindersley and Julian, Hatley Jubilee Picnic, 4 June 2012.
▲ Ann Hooley, a happy tombola winner – Sylvia Marshall looks at the produce. One of the
raffle prizes was photo session at Julie's studio.
▲ James and Willie Perry soaking up the sunshine at this end of the tent...
▲ ... while others took full advantage of the shade at the other end.
▲ Sarah Ball was in charge of the cake stall – plenty of yummy things to choose from, all
made too. That's Marion Nickerson in the background – she was in charge of raffle...
▲ ... which created plenty of interest.
▲ John O'Sullivan and Sarah Brennan preparing the tombola stall.
▲ The sun shone while Joyce Denby, Peter Mann, Nicola Jenkins, John Lanchbery and
Nicola's Mum picnicked.
▲ Laurence Drake and family (left) with Jenny Ollerenshaw.
▲ David and Becky Fisher with Janis Ryall.
▲ Picnics are quite tiring...
▲ Members of the Pinney family (left) and Callum Maxwell concentrating on serious business.
▲ The patient dog belongs to Micky and Daphne Astor. Daphne is with Jean and
Tony Buckingham and, in the red cords, Penny Hewlett.
▲ This looks to be a serious discussion between John Hewlett, right, and Peter and
Pam Gouldson. Perhaps they're talking about Peter's B-Class in the background!.
▲ As always, Bill Richardson, sitting in the background, looks relaxed and happy.
▲ "Cheers," says John O'Sullivan. A suitable ending to our record of the Hatley Jubilee Picnic
held on Monday, 4 June 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
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