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Up and down this proud country
We celebrate Queen's Jubilee
70 years her reign has lasted
To be honest I am flabbergasted
Glemham was not to be left out
Good times ahead there was no doubt
Armed with the committee crowd
Karen did our village proud.
So many people got involved
To help get any problems solved
Let’s be clear make no mistake
A massive task to undertake
Four days of fun to organise
That’s no mean feat I tell you guys
Meetings, paperwork, red tape
Risk assessments? heavens sake!
The fireworks can’t be too loud
And 15 metres from the crowd
Grandad did his very best
A vision in his high vis vest
The children had a street procession
With lanterns lit in their possession
Colours filled the evening sky
With rockets launching way up high
Mark and Ed they lit the fire
Children screamed as flames leapt higher
It did all get a bit intense
As flames ripped through Jill Wilson’s fence
I feel you need an explanation
The fence was given in donation
It was meant to burn I beg your pardon
It wasn’t still around her garden
Arts and crafts arranging flowers
It all involves so many hours
So much bunting you could see
Jane's destined for the sewing bee
Friday was the crown at 2
For music, Pimms and barbecue
People dancing having fun
All topped off with blazing sun
The village hall the next venue
Where party food was on the menu
Tables laid up to perfection
In line with Karen’s strict direction
Sandwiches, quiche, cakes and pies
A splendid feast before our eyes
We all had far too much to eat
I can no longer see my feet
A great weekend was had by all
And nothing spoilt by rainfall
The whole thing was a great success
Well worth the hard work and the stress
I really feel I must applaud
All of those that got on board
Without them their would be no fete
They are what makes Glemham great
What I will remember most you see
Was the huge sense of community
Parishioners that came together
That rarely happens almost never
However you regard the Queen
Be it kind or be it mean
The country she has brought together
For that I’m grateful for forever
“70 years with no regret”
We salute you Lillibet.
Penned by Cheryl Andrews
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2nd- 5th June 22
Timetable of Events
Saturday 21st May
Butchers Field Jubilee Spruce Up
Where: Butchers Field
Bring: Garden Tools, Bucket/Brush
Lantern & Bunting Craft Making - FREE
Make a willow lantern for the Beacon Parade or some bunting to decorate the village or your garden
Where: Village Hall everyone welcome,
Bring: A Picnic Lunch.
Wanted: Bright fabric scraps
Thursday 2nd June
Lantern Parade, Beacon Lighting
Fireworks & Sparklers - FREE
Time: 8.30pm Parade, 9.30pm* Beacon 9.45pm* Fireworks (*approx times.)
Where: Village Hall & Cemetery Field
Bring: A torch, Hi Vis Top
-Old pallets, wood & materials to build a beacon bonfire, take to Cemetery field behind church during May
-Volunteers to clear the field up on Fri 3rd
Fri 3rd – Sun 5th June
Flower Festival “Be Thankful”
Time: 10am-5pm daily
Where: All Saints Church Grt Glemham
Bring: Donations, Cash for refreshments
Friday 3rd June
Party in the Pub- Live Music
FREE glass of Pimms for GG residents
Time: From 1pm- till late
Where: The Crown Garden
-Join Cheryl & Richard for a delicious Crown BBQ
-Hear “Bob Keely” singing familiar hits.
-Village residents receive a complimentary glass of Pimms/Punch.
Sunday 5th June
Big Jubilee Picnic
Where: Butchers Field
Bring: -A jam jar of flowers for the table
-A Picnic to Share
- Plates of sweet and savoury food.
-Wear Jubilee hat or red, white & blue
Expect -“Sticky Stephs” Free Fun Craft Activities
-Cash Bar, FREE tea and coffee.
-Music / Local Performers
-Games, Maypole Dancing
-Local Musicians or singers to play a set
-Old clean White sheets or tablecloths
-Small straw bales
-Help to set up on Saturday 10am-1pm and Sunday 10am-12pm. Help to clear up
FLY THE FLAGS IN GRT GLEMHAM
Decorate your house in red white and blue
Anytime from May onwards
Most events funded from the Solar Farm Fund
The planning committee welcomes anyone who can lend a hand, from half an hour, to half a day. The full weekend flyer with reponse details if your are able to help in any way is available here to download.
Please contact Karen on 01728 663306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please remember to bring a picnic large enough for your group and/or some food to share plus a jam jar of flowers.
- There will be a table by the hall kitchen for sharing foods.
- Tea and coffee is free to help yourself but no children in the kitchen please.
- Please bring picnic chairs or blankets for use outside to watch the music and entertainment or eat your picnic if the hall tables are full.
- The Crown will provide a cash bar outside.
- We have Sticky Steph outside for the Children from 1pm, Joe Keely performing from 3.30pm and Maypole dancing for those that want to take part
- Lord Cranbrook and Jason will give a toast to the Queen at about 1.15pm
- Please try and walk to the hall, if you do drive, parking is at the end of Butchers Field by Street farm. There will be drop off by the hall entrance. Please leave street parking for anyone with a Blue Badge.
- Please be prepared to be flexible so everyone can get to a table and the sharing food and please support the Bar and Entertainers where you can.