Fritwell Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee


 In spite of the weather Fritwell celebrated the Diamond Jubilee in a variety of ways.

The School started proceedings with a Red White and Blue Day and a picnic and bunting  and flags gradually appeared on houses, fences and, most notably, Wrighton’s Shop and Post Office. 

Sunday saw the Big Lunch at the Village Hall.  Unfortunately it had to be under cover
because of the rain but plenty of families came armed with their picnics, wine and good humour and enjoyed themselves.
Tea and cakes were served by Margaret,  Sheila and Angie, music was provided by Chris Hughes and children’s activities we re providedby the organising group and Cathy did a good job of handing out the jubilee mugs.


St Olave’s Church joined in the celebrations by being decorated with flowers in red, white and blue and wasoined by members of the Chapel for a very well attended Jubilee Songs of Praise.


Better weather on Monday meant that the street party in
Hodgson Close was able to go ahead in sunshine (if not warmth, apart from the
barbecue!!). The street party in Mays Close the following day managed to stay
dry by bringing the time forward!
Everyone taking part in these events had a great time and was grateful
to those who had organised them.


Fritwell Parish Council lit a beacon to celebrate the QueensDiamond Jubilee. Permission was sought and granted to build a beacon at

Upper Aynho Grounds Farm by kind permission of Dr R Stephenson. Whilst this

was not a public event some twenty peoples attended and watched the beacon

lit by Mrs Diane Stephenson at precisely 1015pm.

All in all the Jubilee was celebrated in fine style and it was good to see so
many members of the community coming together and enjoying themselves.


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