A huge thank you to all who helped over the 4-day holiday period as we celebrated the Queens amazing achievement of serving her country for 70 years as our Monarch. Our Town Crier joined others nationally by reading a Proclamation in the Town Centre at the ordained time of 2.00pm on the 2nd June. On the same day the Cavaliers excelled themselves again by hosting a “Fun Day” at the Old Bowling Green which culminated with Stuart Gisbey Piping Diu Regnare, with the Bugle Call, “Majesty” played by Nick Megson immediately prior to the lighting of the Beacon which was followed by fabulous fireworks!
The weather was perfect and it was fabulous to see so many there, all enjoying being together. A huge thank you to the Cavaliers who arranged it all, including building the Beacon and also the Town Band, Stuart, Nick and all who took part in the Fun Day and evening activities.
Thanks, are also extended to the Commons Conservators for allowing all of this to take place on common land.
The Sunday brought with it the Community Jubilee Picnic but also inclement weather! On Saturday it was agreed to switch from the town centre to the Town Hall. What a lovely afternoon it turned out to be with the Town Hall full of people of all ages in every room. As people “picnicked” so the Town Band played renditions of suitable jubilee music. Rob Pudner and his accomplice Chris entertained the children and adults alike, Della painted children’s faces beautifully and there were various games and activities for all to join in with, along with a crown competition. It truly was a great afternoon and we again extend thanks to everyone involved from those who made paper flowers for the tables, to volunteers who helped set up and set down, and all who helped on the day. Special thanks to all at the Town Hall who pulled all the stops out to enable the switch of venue at short notice!
A fabulous few community days, which demonstrates time and time again how great the community of Great Torrington really is!