Thursday, 16 September 2021

Coronation celebration

ABOUT 60 Checkendon residents had a picnic on the village green to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

ABOUT 60 Checkendon residents had a picnic on the village green to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

They brought their own food and drink to the event, which was organised by the parish council, and enjoyed free fairground games such as splat the rat.

They set up tables and chairs along the main road through the village and decked it out with Union flag bunting.

Parish councillor Tim Corbishley arranged a catapult competition in which contestants had to hit targets suspended from a tree.

He said: “Everyone really enjoyed it — it was a great chance to meet new people and chat.

“We deliberately avoided having any kind of fund- raising element so that it could be free for everyone.”

A picnic was also held in Checkendon to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee last year and it is now hoped to make it an annual event.

“We deliberately avoided having any kind of fund- raising element so that it could be free for everyone.”

A picnic was also held in Checkendon to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee last year and it is now hoped to make it an annual event.

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