Compton Bassett

Platinum Jubilee Weekend

On the Thursday evening of the Platinum Jubilee, the Parish Council, with the kind consent of the Reis family at Manor Farm, hosted the lighting of the beacon at Starve Knowle, the highest point in the parish. With some 30 or more parishioners present and after a few words from the Chairman of the parish council, Cllr Pete Szczesiak, the beacon was lit at the appropriate time, as were beacons across the country.

On the Saturday afternoon and evening, organised by Jennie Brooks and her team, laid on a barbecue in front of the village hall for aone hundred ticket holders. There were marquees should the weather have turned inclement with a team of barbecues outside the hall and an icecream van. Inside the hall there was a well stocked bar and a shift system of bar staf to keep the villagers well stocked with food and drink to keep everyone happy.

On a much cooler and overcast day on the Sunday a self serve picnic was hosted under the marquees in front of the hall for 30-40 village people. Tea and coffee was available for all with soft drinks for the children or those who had drunk just too much tea and coffee. The weather did close in by the end of the afternoon but Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2 was toasted by her people in a truly British weekend of events in Compton Bassett. The appreciation of us all went to our own Jennie Brooks for her efforts and organisation of the whole weekend at the hall and to Charles Reis and Pete Szcsesiak for the beacon on Thursday.

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Photos of the weekend celebrations in Compton Bassett for the Quens Jubilee

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The Beacon

The first to arrive at Starve Knowle

The Beacon

From afar

The Beacon

We've made it!!

The Beacon

Darkness is drawing in and the other beacons in the area are twinkling in the dark of thevening

The Beacon

Mearly made it!

The Beacon

The fire is warming ua all

The Beacon

Still wating for the moment

The Beacon

The fire has been lit!

The Beacon

There's something about a fire that just has to be watched

The Beacon

The Barbecue

Ready for the visitors

The Barbecue

The queue for burgers

The Barbecue

Marquees

The Barbecue

Outdoor seating

The Barbecue

Outdoor seating

The Barbecue

Indoor seating

The Barbecue

The view from our musicians

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