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And finally . . .

The Jubilee Committee sent the following: “Congratulations to Heidi on Wood Street, who won the Best Dressed Front Door. They also thanked everyone who took part – along with all the other decorations throughout the village, it was a wonderful sight to see.”

Post Jubilee

Now all the fuss has died down,
Now all the bunting is stowed away,
It’s time to get back to normal,
Time to get back to school,
But first just a look back at how it all started:

And what we all did – some outside:

And some inside:

And some a bit of both:

And lots more:

And, always appreciated, a thank you:

Geddington – A Royal Village Exhibition

Thank you to all of you who came along to our Exhibition. Weeks of work proved more than worthwhile and we hope you were pleased to see so much of our village.

We tried to show the Royal connections to the village, and Vic Crouse’s display showed some of the earliest ones.
We also tried to show the people and events during the 70 year of HM the Queen’s reign, by allocating a table (or two) to each decade.

A special table was allocated to the May Day custom and our thanks to Brenda Miles for the loan of the two dresses. Thank you to all those who came forward with new information about May Day participants.

And where would we have been without the special addition of the W.I and their famous teas and cakes? Thank you so much for producing such a pretty 50s Tea Room.

There is always a lot of people to thank on these occasions and our list comprises of:
GVFB
Jack Harker and Neil Harvey
Vic Crouse
No 3 Queen Street
Café Oak
The Copy Shop, Studfall Avenue, Corby
Brenda Miles (and Rebecca) for the loan of the May Day dresses
Alan Jones, Jenna Smith and Paul Hopkins
Quiz and Newsletter deliverers
Geddington Primary School
Esther Gordon for the flowers in reception
Andrew Heald
All past and present contributors to the Archive on the village website

However, no list is always complete, so if you gave us any help to produce this Exhibition, please accept our very grateful thanks.

Janet & Pam

Quizzers – for Seniors & Juniors

Whether you are searching for the answers to:

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Quiz or
The Geddington Crown Jewel Hunt

you have less than two days to get your forms in (by the end of Thursday 2nd June).

A Postbox in the porch of No 9 Grafton Road, is ready to receive them:

Find this at No 9 Grafton Road

Whilst there is fun in devising these quizzes, we hope that you enjoyed exploring your village and that you found out a little bit more about it, and also found corners and niches you didn’t know existed.

Don’t worry if you can’t find all the answers – we’ll take all the submissions!

Janet & Pam

The Jubilee Arms

GBG Family Fun Day

May Day 2022

In a slightly cloudy afternoon, the May Queen, her Consort and Attendants paraded through the churchyard, down to the Cross. They were followed by all the school’s pupils, who sat on chairs previously brought from the school, by adult volunteers. The sun did shine for the most part, and, of course, we had a little shower, but custom prevailed and, once again, Geddington saw one of it’s most colourful and talented customs played out beneath the Queen Eleanor Cross.

In the age-old phrase – one picture is worth a thousand words and in this case, we have 12 pictures telling a much better story.

May Queen, Consort & Attendants

Jubilee Pub Talk

All of our village pubs and cafe are joining in and taking part in providing special food, refreshments and fun during the Jubilee Celebrations and activities from 2nd June to 5th June.

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The Star Inn
Thursday 2nd June
A 50s Diner for the evening. They’ll be playing Rock ‘N’ Roll all evening and the bar and lounge will be dressed in a Diner theme.
Call or email to book from 6.30 until 9pm for food
01536 745 990 or info@thegeddingtonstar.co.uk

The White Hart
Friday 3rd June

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party.
Come dressed in red, white and blue for a BBQ, a bouncy castle and fun for everyone. Follow the White Hart on Facebook for more information.

The Star Inn
Saturday 4th June

Will be serving beer at 6d a pint as they did in 1953. However, the beer, house wine, or spirit & mixer can be had in exchange for a £1.50 Token. Sold in bags of 5 tokens and a limit of one bag per person – this will be a unique experience.

The Cafe Oak
Sunday 5th June

For the Great Picnic, they’ll be offering picnic bags at £12 per person, as well as Afternoon Tea Boxes at £15 per person.
Pre-ordering will be required.
01536 745040 or cafeoakgeddington@gmail.com
Facebook.Cafeoak

Front Door Competition

The Geddington Jubilee Committee are organising a Best Dressed Front Door Competition.

It’s easy to do, just decorate your front door in whatever style you like, take a photo, then send it to: jubilee@geddington.org.uk by Wednesday 1st June.
The winner will be announced on Friday 3rd June and awarded their prize of a £40 M&S Hamper, some time on Saturday 4th June.

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