What a Party!
Northwold's Jubilee Celebrations began on Saturday 1st June with a competition for the best-decorated house, judged by Jim Booty. The winner was Jane Luckman who filled every window with cartoon drawings of spectators. 2nd place was Brenda Ayres with a Guardsman in full uniform outside her gate, with 3rd going to Sid Randall.
On Sunday the Church laid on an exhibition of Royal Memorabilia and children's art work. A special service in the evening included a parade of banners and symbols of royalty.
Monday saw the big village party on the Recreation Ground. An army of helpers spent the morning on preparations. A thunderstorm had caused an electric breakdown, which Jim sorted out by "fiddling". The event was opened by Jane Luckman, and the children tucked into a 'Street Party' meal at decorated


Floats - Children
1st The Little Norman Pre-School
2nd Tots & Co
3rd The Carnival Queen

Floats - Adults
1st The W.I.

Fancy Dress - Children
1st Prince Charles/Princess Anne   
(Rebecca & Anthony Tyler)
2nd Q. Elizabeth I
(Kay Eyles)
3rd The Boy Band
(you know who you are)

Fancy Dress - Adults
1st Prince Charles - Louise Douglas


After my initial worries of what seemed to be a lower turn out than usual (half term holidays etc.), I can now release the final figures for Carnival. Our target profit was 1500, which would go to replacing some of the library books that have been discarded, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that we managed to exceed that amount. Our profit for the day has beaten our previous record and stands at just over 1900.
This was even more outstanding as our main exhibitor cancelled from the event with only five weeks to go. I do not think I have to tell you all how hard it was to replace them at such a short notice but we managed somehow.
I have to thank several people again this year. Firstly, Toni Arthur-Hay for being our judge; I do not think she realised what a hard job she was letting herself in for!

Next a big thank you to the small band that are there every Friday night and Saturday morning to help get things ready, you are all fantastic.
My special thanks go to the Eyles Family for allowing the procession to start once again at Hall Farm and of course the committee thoughts were with the only member who could not make it (Roger), get well soon.
I thank all the other associations with in the village for stalls etc, because you all help to keep the public on the field, also Gavin Cater for the GUNGE - you took it well!
To all of you that turned up on the day I hoped you enjoyed it as much as the children seemed to.

Roger Preston
[pictures in the next edition]

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