How fitting that the Queen’s 90th birthday should be celebrated on a pretty village green by a brook with afternoon tea and cakes!
Winsford’s traditional response to such an event was exhibited brilliantly on Saturday 11th June with most of the village set with bunting, three marquees filled with tables and chairs, ready to support the weight of a mountain of sandwiches, cakes and tea-cups, with perhaps the odd glass of champagne thrown in …..as you do!
It was the least we could do to recognise the reign of our most beloved Monarch and she would have been pleased. She may even have smiled particularly when she saw the cake display which was a real picture.
Interspersed in the tea party were five duck races and then the traditional maypole dance where both male and female contestants amused the crowd trying to follow the simple instructions of “over and under” etc…! More practice required!!!
Naturally the weather was wet and even the odd heavy shower did not dampen the spirits; in a funny sort of way it added to the spirit of the event. Brits don’t worry about a little weather.
A big thank you to Carol, Rosie, Mel and Karen who did a fabulous job in organising the event. For Robin on the day for his superb compering, for Dave, Sue and Mike for going beyond the call of duty wading into the Wynn Brook to ensure the Duck Races went to plan. For everyone who helped set up and dismantle ( a very important job), for those who gave their time preparing the village for this memorable event – a special mention to Peter for giving the phone box a make over and of course, last but by no means least, the 90 villagers who went home, or back to the pub, very happy indeed.
There are many more memories of the event just click on photos on the Home page to view. A special thanks to Julia, Rosie and Mel for their photos and if anyone has any more of this event or in fact anything you’d like to share relating to Winsford please do forward to the website. We look forward to hearing from you.
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