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Incase you didnt know… celebrating the Jubilee at Little Paxton

Ive been a busy old Paxtonvic these last few days what with the various joys of vicaring here and there.

And it did all seem a long way off, but tomorrow in our village of Little Paxton the Jubilee celebrations begin.

At 11.00am pupils from Little Paxton Primary School and residents from Paxton Hall care home will help to plant an 8′ native oak ” jubilee” tree on the grass verge of Gordon Road and High Street. A brass plaque will be unveiled simialr to the one recently installed to celebrate the tree planted for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. At 11.30am another plaque will be unveiled outside the village hall to dedicate and rename the recreation ground ” The Queen Elizabeth 2nd Playing Field”.

I think that is all rather fine and Im very sorry I cant join in as I will be involved with a funeral service in another part of the Deanery.

On Saturday the bells will ring out as a team of ringers attempt the first 1/4 peal on the newly refurbished bells. It will last about 45 minutes and will consist of 1,260 chnages. The ringers cant stop during the attempt and it will be a mighty achievement to mark the Jubilee celebrations in the village. The quarter peal will commence at 10.00am and will be led by George Bonham, Tower Captain at St Marys St Neots.

Our local band of ringers will be joining with ringers from across  the country on Sunday afternoon at 3pm when they ring the bells for the Jubillee celebrations.

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Back to Saturday at little Paxton and the 1950s themed tea party begins at 4pm on the playing field.

It has been organised by the parish council with the hlpe of village organisations. All sorts of entertainment is lined up including a paper magician, a disco and children’s races. Party food will be served at 5pm in the village hall. Little Paxton Colts Football Club is organising a kncok out penalty competition from 5pm – 6pm and the Cricket Club is running kwik cricket from 6pm – 7pm.

From 7pm – 10pm there will be dancing to Fun Time Frankies.

Its a huge credit to this amazing village that so many organisations have got together to makie the Jubilee party happen. Considering we have only just had the Scarecrow festival and in July we have PaxFest its really good that so many people are willing to make the Jubilee weekend a success. I will do my best to implore the powers that be that the sun should shine!

On Sunday at our 10.30am Family Service in school, there will be a…… Jubilee theme but also a visit from one of the leaders of the Emmaus community in Waterbearch.

If anyone wants to venture further afield into St Neots there are plenty of activities going on in town from Friday onwards. It includes a Funfair in Regatta Park and a childrens Big Lunch in the Market Square from 12pm to 3pm. There is also an amazing Duck Race organised by the Parkinsons Association  from 3.15pm on Sturday. A host of ducks will be launched from beneath the bridge and float their way downstream with winners tickets on their little backs!

On Monday at 10.00pm in Regatta meadow the St Neots Beacon will be lit – one of many beacons to be lit across the UK.

Phew… just reading about it all is enough to get exhausted.

Definately time ffor a rest before the Big Week-end.

 

 

May 31, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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