ONE of the last events of the four days of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was at Hittisleigh where tents and gazebos were borrowed in case the weather did break, which it did right at the end with a drizzle.
Even the dogs took part in a fancy dress competition.
People had taken food to share so tables were full of a huge selection of sandwiches and other savouries while the cakes filled two tables. Everyone was given a commemorative mug, it saved on the washing up as well.
There was tug of war for adults and one for children, egg throwing contest with not hard boiled eggs, left over eggs were used for impromptu catches after the “official” jubilations. The best hat was a top hat worn by Andy Watson.
The day had been organised by Libby Turrell, Jane Currie, Carole Binyon and Mark Brown who could not be there because he went down with covid. He had lent the field.
Hittisleigh Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee backed the afternoon.
A portrait of the Queen by artist Don Nicholson who lives in Yeoford was auctioned by Phil Hancock, raising £250 for the Village Hall.
For 15 years Richard Gard has been a member of Hittisleigh Parish Council, chairman for 13 years. He has stood down from the council and was presented with a very special cake and a cheque by the council.
A Platinum Jubilee Songs of Praise Service was held on Sunday, June 19.
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