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Time for a cuppa
4:42pm Friday 8th June 2012 in News
It was time for tea at Burley Methodist Church for the Jubilee celebrations.
Pictured are (left to right) Jan Millard, Jill Jowett, Marion Harvey, Tessa Moran, Gillian MacIntosh serving cream teas.
200gather in the church for service
Over 200 people attended the Diamond Jubillee service in St Giles church, Bramhope, conducted by the Rev Janice Smith.
There was representation from the Lord Lieutenancy, Greg Mulholland MP and representatives of the Parish Council and British Legion.
The final rendition of Land of Hope and Glory accompanied by flag waving and singing almost raised the roof!
After the service coffee was served in the hall, the church cleared with games for the children.
Everyone chipped in to lay up the red white and blue tables in the hall with a spread of typical 1950's food.
Neighbours team up for a sunny street party
Neighbours at Scalebor Park Farm, Burley in Wharfedale collectively threw a jubilee street party with about 70 attendees on Monday.
“Luckily the weather stayed fine for partygoers from age two to 82,” said one of the organisers, Sarah Wood.
Weather fails to dampen spirit of 'fantastic royal street party'
Hawksworth village enjoyed a fantastic Diamond Jubilee Party on Sunday , despite the rainy and cool weather, say organisers . The party was arranged by a small sub-committee of the residents association under the chairmanship of Bob Bairstow but all organisations within the village were involved.
Most of the tables and chairs were borrowed from the Methodist Chapel and were transported to the venue – Hawksworth C of E School by a local farmer with his tractor and trailer, cutlery and cups and saucers etc were borrowed from the Hawksworth branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association and this and the fact that many of the desserts and cup cakes etc were made by a wide range of villagers made it a real community event.
The school hall was laid out like a street party and exhibitions of royal information and memorabilia were set up by Hazel Goodwin and Noreen Dixon. The 100 or so attendees at the party all sat down to eat following the official Diamond Jubilee grace that was read by Jubilee Committee member Dorothy Pickersgill.
After the meal Residents Association chairman Don Wardman led everyone in singing popular songs and patriotic anthems. Finally Don presented a bouquet to headteacher Nicola Goode and then proposed a toast to the Queen.
‘Loyal villagers’ receive thank-you letter over village hall anniversary
The “loyal villagers” of Old Pool Bank have received a letter of thanks from the Queen.
Pool Parish Council chairman Councillor Hazel Lee received the royal missive in reply to a message she had sent about the 60th anniversary of the hamlet's village hall, which coincides with the Diamond Jubilee.
A special dinner, featuring the screening of a dvd about the hall's history, was recently held at the venue to mark the occasion and attracted people from across the country.
Councillor Lee said: “We're very pleased to have received a letter from the Queen. I had told everyone on the evening of the hall's anniversary party, when we toasted the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, that I'd written to her but she hadn't replied yet, at which everybody just laughed.
“But now she has – and in an envelope that's addressed to all 'the loyal villagers of the hamlet of Old Pool Bank', which is how I signed my letter to her. It looks really good, I might even get it framed.
“When you think of all the thousands of letters the Queen must receive each week I think it's really nice that she got back to us.”