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Platinum Jubilee
Celebrations

Based on the wealth of ideas generated at the Community Meeting in March 2022, plans for our celebrations from 2nd – 5th June 2022 are taking shape. There will be various events and activities around the village during the Bank Holidays, and more details of them all will be given in the May Messenger. With the support of the Parish and Community Councils, virtually everything will be free, including a Platinum Jubilee mug for every child.

Exhibition
Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th June

As part of the celebrations an exhibition will be held in the church from the 2 - 4 June. Do you have any memorabilia, such as old Wangford and Henham photographs, newspapers, or commemorative items (e.g. mugs, tea trays) which you would be willing to loan or, in the case of photos, have copied, which relate to the festivities around Queen Elizabeth’s accession or coronation? Might you have Jubilee items from 1977 (Silver), 2002 (Gold) or 2012 (Diamond)?

If you think you have something of interest, or have any queries, please contact Heather Broughton at or text to .

Jubilee 1950s-inspired Big Picnic
Sunday 5th June

From lunchtime onwards on Sunday 5th there will be a Big Picnic and fun and games for all villagers at the Community Centre/Playing Field. Hopefully, the weather will be fine and sunny so bring a picnic blanket, chairs and your picnic supplies. There will be a licensed bar to purchase your favourite picnic accompaniment, and children will be offered a free soft drink. Tea and coffee will be available in the afternoon. Please do bring extra cakes or sandwiches to share or swap with friends and neighbours if you would like to do so.

For those not around in the 1950s, here are some suggestions for 1950s picnic items – ham, scotch eggs, sandwiches in greaseproof paper, cold sausages, pork pie and pickles, Victoria sandwich, tea loaf, scones, buns, biscuits. In 1952 some rationing was still in place, but during 1953 fresh eggs, cream and sweets (including chocolate) were freed from controls, and many of the street parties for the Coronation were veritable feasts after the privations of the war.