Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

Golden Jubilee | Diamond Jubilee

Queen's Golden Jubilee 2002

In 2002, as happened in most towns and villages across the country, the Queen's Golden Jubilee was celebrated by a street party in Ravenstonedale.

Turnout was good and lots of fun was had by all.

The rain cleared up just in time

Adults dressed in very silly things. Good food outside the Kings Head organized by Helen Shields. Children were in their fancy dress. This was the first official event on our wonderful new Millennium Playing Field thanks to a lot of hard work by Hilary Mirrey, Alan Law and Caroline Morris. Ann Curr kept her eye on the starting line. Bernard Law supervised. Brenda Boustead was in charge of the finishing line. There were Flat Races, Egg & Spoon, Wheelbarrow, Three Legged, Sack and Obstacle. There were six different age groups and the children all fought hard for their certificates. However, some of the adults cheated - as usual! Richard Staley was M.C. James Capstick helped with the organization and presented the prizes. Everyone joined in the Sack Race - including Patrick Higgs who did it in a wheelchair. As usual in the The Tug 'O War between Ravenstonedale and Newbiggin there was a bit of cheating but Ravenstonedale were declared winners. Fell End had it's own party. A Rowan Tree was planted by the oldest and youngest resident. A good day was had by all.

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