Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Different generations get together for a village picnic

VILLAGERS in Ewelme marked the Queen’s 90th birthday with a picnic on the recreation ground, writes

VILLAGERS in Ewelme marked the Queen’s 90th birthday with a picnic on the recreation ground, writes David White.

There was a bouncy castle for children, face-painting, a cake and sweet stall and tea and coffee.

Organiser Trisha Scott said about 200 people attended the event on Saturday when it was overcast with some rain.

She said: “It has gone quite well, although the sun hasn’t shone. I thought there might be a few more people here.

“It’s lovely to see everybody from the village get together doing what we should be doing in this country — being together and being outside.



“This is what village life is all about, all the generations mixing together.

“This is a beautiful venue. Everybody brought their own picnic.”

Villager Brian Read was there with his wife Jackie and friends Maxim Goltyako and Sue Goltyakova.

He said: “We’re celebrating Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and Prince Philip’s 95th. Max is from Russia and, of course, Russia are playing England in the Euros tonight so there’s a bit of friendly aggravation!”

His wife added: “I think it’s keeping up tradition as we did something for the Queen’s diamond jubilee.”

The day was held in conjunction with a fund-raiser for Ewelme Village Pre-School.

Raffle prizes included a trip to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock and a meal at the Shepherd’s Hut pub in Ewelme.

The day raised £700, which will enable the pre-school to buy a new climbing frame.



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