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Babcary celebrates the Diamond Jubilee in sunshine and style


A fab day was had by all, everyone was dressed in red white and blue, the marquees on the playing field lawn looked and inviting treat all decked out with flags, bunting and union jack tablecloths. The committee team had put together a fantastic spread, with a hog roast and home made quiche and salads for the veggies.  Following that was a mountain of puddings with a myriad of choices, all home made, there were cheesecakes, meringues, trifle, gateau, fruits etc it was such a wonderful array, a veritable sweet delight.

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Cheers to neighbours, friends and family…

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Great to see everybody all colour coordinated in patriotic red, white and blues.

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And let the games begin…

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Kicking off with a tug of war village versus village followed by women & children versus the men, and I have to say the girls almost beat the men, woohoo the girls and kids.

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Good effort guys, the competitive spirits were getting raised now and a round of welly wanging came next. Watch out as wellies were raining from the sky and being wanged in all directions.

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Next up was the suitcase race, which needed to be explained a few times by Simon the compère, basically it was a kind of relay race that involved dressing up in the clothes inside the suitcase, very comical.

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Over in the other half of the playing fields a couple of young girls from the village were putting on a gymnastics display, I just managed to snap this shot before they finished to a deserved applause.

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Brian concentrating hard whilst doing a turn on the wrong way round bicycle – the pedals propelled you backwards and the steering is contrary to the direction you steer, he did well to stay on it for almost a second.

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The leaky bucket race was up next and the competition is still strong, despite pouring into the wrong buckets to begin with.

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The judges carefully measuring up…

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It all gets a bit eggy now as the egg throwing starts of with partners fairly close as  they throw raw eggs to each other, after each round they all take a step back and if the egg breaks you’re out.

“Throw gently” I hear mother calling to daughter.

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Games over and it’s time for tea and cakes, the magnificent official Babcary Jubilee cake was made by Glynis Kingston, and is carried out ready for the unveiling and lighting of candles.

George presents…. tah dahhhh!

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Well done Glynis, the cake is stunning.

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Lighting the pyrotechnics, a mans job eh.

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Champers getting poured ready for the toast and national anthem singalong to God Save The Queen.

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The job of cutting the cake was awarded to a resident whose birthday was the closest to the Coronation day and he is presented with a fine ceremonial sword to do in in style.

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All residents under the age of 18 get presented with a special Babcary commemoration Jubilee mug.

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The ladies who worked fabulously in preparing the day get to work cutting the cake up for everyone to get a slice. This has to be the best village in Somerset without a doubt.

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Cake, cake and yet more cakes – here’s one little lady who is just spoilt for choice, they look too fabulous a display to take one but I can confirm they were just as delicious to eat as they look here.

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I just about caught this moment of glee, albeit a little blurry.

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Time for tea…

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A happy little chappy…

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After cake and tea, the winners of the games are awarded with their prizes.

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Whaaaaat!

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The memorable and historic day is coming to an end and we all gather together for an official Babcary Jubilee photo shoot.

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One thought on “Babcary celebrates the Diamond Jubilee in sunshine and style

  1. Congratulations ! A wonderful example of Britishness that we admired from Paris, wishing that we had been with Granny and Grandad in Babcary this week-end!
    Alexis, Natacha and Virginia Jeanson

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