Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Queen’s 90th Birthday - Peppard

HUNDREDS of people attended a celebration on Peppard Common to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

HUNDREDS of people attended a celebration on Peppard Common to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Peppard Revels organised the party to which families brought picnics.

At about 7pm on Saturday a beacon was lit after a toast was given by Councillor Paul Harrison, chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council.

Earlier in the evening there were performances by the ukulele orchestra and choir from Peppard Primary School.

There was also a treasure hunt and a balloon race while volunteers from the Friends of Peppard School ran a bar and the Flat Earth Society ran a barbecue.



Swing band Amber and the Professors performed two sets later in the evening.

There was a 1m sq cake baked by “Revels Cooks” Sue Miller, Jenny Cole, Lesley Pitcher and Andrea Davies.

Mrs Davies said: “It’s four sponge cakes together. You need a big kitchen table to put it on and a lot of strength to move it!”

Children played football on the common and they could go for pony rides.

Geoff Pitcher, chairman of Peppard Revels, said: “Everyone seemed to have a good time and that is what we wanted.

“We were a bit apprehensive with the weather but it did not deter people, who all seemed to enjoy themselves.

“Since we started doing Revels events in 2000 we have commemorated the Queen a number of times and this is the latest. We enjoyed doing it.”



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