Friday, 17 September 2021

Queen’s 90th Birthday - Binfield Heath

BINFIELD Heath residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday underneath a marquee on the village green.

BINFIELD Heath residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday underneath a marquee on the village green.

People brought their own lunches and drinks and there was a bar selling Four Score and Ten, a commemorative beer brewed specially for the occasion by Loddon Brewery.

A large TV was set up under the tent, which was on loan from the village flower show, so people could watch the BBC’s live coverage of the celebrations in London.

Children dressed as kings and queens and prizes were given to those with the best costumes.

They were entertained by Professor Eek, who told stories and jokes, sang funny songs and performed a Punch and Judy show.



The party on Sunday was organised by the Binfield Heath Village Society in place of its usual summer fun day.

Tim Randall, who lives in the village and is also its postman, delivered invitations to every household as part of his rounds. He said: “This is a wonderful and exceptionally friendly village. Everyone knows each other well and people are always more than happy to support community events.

“I would guess about half the village has turned up, so it has been exceptionally successful.”

Guy Cleall, the society’s chairman, said: “People have willingly given their time free to make this happen. It’s great fun and a chance for people to spend time with one another.

“We’ve got a great turnout for such a small village and I think people are very proud that the Queen is celebrating her 90th birthday. We’re very patriotic here and had a similar celebration for her diamond jubilee in 2012.

“The marquee was always part of the plan because it would have provided shade if the weather was hot.”



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