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, aÂ cake and sweet stall and tea and coffee.
Organiser Trisha Scott said about 200 people attended the eventÂ 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 isÂ 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-raiserÂ forÂ Ewelme Village Pre-School.
Raffle prizes included a trip to Blenheim PalaceÂ in WoodstockÂ 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.