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Wolvey Celebrations to mark Queens Elisabeth 2nd Diamond Jubilee

Wolvey's Picnic in the Park
Monday June 4th 2012

Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins Geoff Lewis,
Derek Powell, David Jones, Matt Shaw and David Alford



The Picnic in the Park


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Pre Parade at the Bulls Head Car Park
A cavalcade of classic and interesting cars were assembled in the Bull’s
Head car park. The Anker Morris Men danced away alongside the vehicles surrounded by a throng of happy flag waving people. The scene was completed by our own Wolvey monarch for the day, Doreen Jones.
Our ‘queen’ was actually born the day after Elizabeth II
and she looked equally regal in her golden crown.
         
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The Parade
Queen Doreen led the the parade to the playing fields chauffeured in a vintage
Triumph sports car.
The procession included Children dressed their King’s
and Queen’s fancy dress outfits and the Brownies, in their uniforms of
the past sixty years. Well-wishers lined the whole route to the Playing Field.
 
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Crowds Arrive at the Park
As the procession reached the park, the crowds surpassed all expectations as
around 1000 people converged on Wolvey Playing Fields, setting up picnic
camps, and enjoying the attractions and the only sunshine for days.
         
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The Big Play Event
The BIG Play Event was part of “Sixty Years of a Village at Play” project, funded by Central Warwickshire Villages LEADER Programme. It took place at Picnic in the Park where artists from TheVERYidea collective 
took over an area of the field and offered large supplies of quality recycled materials for children and families to bring to life with their ideas and imagination, plus a ‘beach’ with natural resources.
         
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Children's Fancy Dress Competition
The Children assembled in the Marquee in their Fancy Dress Outfits
where they were judged by Queen, Doreen, prizes were awarded

and all the children received a commemorative medal.
         
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Entertainment:- Brownies, Anker Morris Men
and Bulkington Silver Band

In the Marquee, Wolvey Brownies paraded in their uniforms representing
the past sixty years. The Anker Morris Men danced outside and the
Bulkington Silver Band entertained the crowds for over an hour,
         
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Entertainment:- Fairground Rides,
Stalls and Tug of War.

The afternoon was full of activity, with fairground Rides, face painting,
Henna tattoos, balloons, arts & crafts and a coconut shy.
         
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The Picnic and People in the Park
Some of the many visitors just relaxed under their gazeboes, ate picnics and enjoyed the summer atmosphere, there was even a very entertaining Clown who kept everyone engaged.
         
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In The Evening
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any visitors stayed on for the evening entertainment. This was enhanced from 7 o’clock onwards by live dancing and music featuring local talent. The evening kicked off with a Jitterbug demo, a folk set from Colin Squire, roots and blues from Geoff Veasey and Arnold and finally some pop and rock from every decade of the Queen’s reign from ‘Off the Cuff’. Lighting of the Beacon took place at 10.15; one of thousands that were lit worldwide to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sixty Years on the Throne.
         
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