At the start of the celebrations, we saw Councillors and friends building a huge bonfire beacon on Thursday afternoon. Wood was donated by parishioners and it took several hours for the group, plus a tractor, to assemble the beacon!
At 9.35pm there was a lovely welcome from two pupils from Marhamchurch School; a rousing ‘God Save our Gracious Queen’ from the crowd; and a short piece of music written especially for the event, which was played beautifully on a flute by another school pupil. The fire was then ably lit by Tony Perry, Chairman of Marhamchurch Parish Council, and within a few minutes it was blazing and could be seen for miles. The beacons of both Dizzard and Whitstone could also be seen.
The community came in their hoards making the evening a great success. They enjoyed not only the spectacle of the beacon, but also barbecue food that was laid on by the local Scouts and a great evening of Jubilee spirit.
Friday saw the return of the popular Marhamchurch Food Fair; bands played over the weekend at The Bullers Arms and on Saturday night The Weir hosted live music.
Sunday saw the culmination of events with a huge Community Jubilee Lunch in the Revel Field. Despite a gloomy weather forecast over 150 parishioners, families and visitors turned up on the field with contributions of plates of amazing savoury and sweet food.
The loan of a marquee and many gazebo's meant that all could enjoy an afternoon of friendship, food and fun - despite a little drizzle!
A huge thank you must go to Marhamchurch Parish Council for their organisation over the long weekend; to the Bullers Arms and The Weir for the live entertainment; Peter and Miriam Green for organising the Food Fair and to everyone who made the Jubilee weekend a huge success - from the loaning of the field for the beacon, putting things up, taking things down etc, etc. It certainly was an amazing Jubilee Party from Thursday to Sunday!