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Page updated 7 June 2012

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.

Micky Astor, Joyce Dixon, Bill and Jean Richardson.

▲  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 Dixon, Bill and Jean Richardson.

▲  Joyce, Bill and Jean enjoying the moment.

Ladies tug-of-way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  The Hatley St George ladies' tug-of-war team.  With such determined looks, is it any wonder
that they won... handsomely.

East Hatley ladies' tug of war team, Hatley Jubilee Picnic, 4 June 2012.

▲   The East Hatley ladies' tug-of-war team... er, being pulled. The Mann at the back was obviously
of little use.

The East Hatley tug-of-way team, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  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 Hatley St George.

▲  The East Hatley men's tug-of-war team (right) being yanked along by the stronger Hatley
St George team.

Mick Marshall, in charge of the welly throwing competition, awaits the contestants.

▲  Mick Marshall, in charge of the welly throwing competition, awaits the contestants.

Welly throwing - -way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  Welly throwing – Chris Ball watched by Kieran Ball.

'Golf' - -way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  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, Hatley Jubilee Picnic, 4 June 2012.

▲  The start of the egg and spoon race.  L-R Odette, Sofia and Sacha Abassi, Chris and
Kieran Ball.

Neck and neck in the egg and spoon race, Hatley Jubilee Picnic, 4 June 2012.

▲  Sacha, Chris and Kieran neck and neck in the egg and spoon race.

The sack race was great fun

▲  The sack race was great fun... Connor Ball, William Drake and Kieran Ball in action...

...until Lawrence Drake fell over and rather got in the way of Oliva Drake.

▲  ...wrong action for Lawrence Drake, who rather got in the way of Olivia Drake.

Emma, with hair and grass skirt flying, was the star turn of the event.

▲  Emma Murden, with hair and grass skirt flying, was the star turn of the event.

Champagne winner - -way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  Champagne raffle winner Chloe Marshall.

Micky Astor and Alan Pinney - -way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  Micky Astor and Alan Pinney putting the world to rights.  Alan was the event's chairman.

Joyce Dixon, Hatley Jubilee Picnic, 4 June 2012.

▲  Joyce Dixon, Sebastian Kindersley and Julian, Hatley Jubilee Picnic, 4 June 2012.

Tombola winner - -way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 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.

-way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  James and Willie Perry soaking up the sunshine at this end of the tent...

Hatley Jubilee Picnic, 4 June 2012.

▲ ... while others took full advantage of the shade at the other end.

Sarah Ball was in charge of the cake stall - -way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  Sarah Ball was in charge of the cake stall – plenty of yummy things to choose from, all home
made too. That's Marion Nickerson in the background – she was in charge of raffle...

-way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲ ... which created plenty of interest.

Tombola stall - -way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  John O'Sullivan and Sarah Brennan preparing the tombola stall.

-way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  The sun shone while Joyce Denby, Peter Mann, Nicola Jenkins, John Lanchbery and
Nicola's Mum picnicked.

-way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  Laurence Drake and family (left) with Jenny Ollerenshaw.

Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  David and Becky Fisher with Janis Ryall.

Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  Picnics are quite tiring...

-way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  Members of the Pinney family (left) and Callum Maxwell concentrating on serious business.

Daphne Astor (right) -way, Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  The patient dog belongs to Micky and Daphne Astor.  Daphne is with Jean and
Tony Buckingham and, in the red cords, Penny Hewlett.

Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  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!.

Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  As always, Bill Richardson, sitting in the background, looks relaxed and happy.

'Cheers' - John O'Sullivan at the Hatley Jubilee Picnic, Hatley, 4 June 2012.

▲  "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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