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Great Glemham


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

Time:     10am-12pm

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

Time:       10am-3pm

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

Time:     1pm

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


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


Sundays Picnic
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Sunday for our Jubilee get together and picnic.
Due to the weather forecast we will be using a combination of the village hall and tents, but rest assured we will go ahead and have fun.
Just a few important reminders
  • 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.
Anyone who can help set up on Saturday from 10am and to clear up afterwards would be much appreciated. 
Don't forget to visit the Flower Festival in the Church over Sat and Sunday and the Crowns Jubilee party today Friday.