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Newsletter 12th June - Jubilee edition

The dust (or should that be mud) has now settled on the playing fields after the celebrations of the Jubilee weekend. The first Milborne Port village fete in a number of years proved to be a great success, with attractions for young and old. Various estimates suggest that upwards of 1500 people attended over DSC05113 low resthe afternoon. Jubilee mugs, tug of war, zumba and many other attractions all vied for attention. For those who sought refuge from this hurley burley, cream teas could be enjoyed in the village hall whilst looking at artwork or listening to a woodwind quartet.

The final figure is not yet in but it is estimated that over 10,000 pounds was raised on the day. For a more extensive report and to see some pictures, have a look here

The weather held fine for the fete but for the evening entertainment, we were not so lucky and rain which ranged from drizzle to downpour and at times had the security detail sheltering under umbrellas, tried to dampen enthusiasm. The band and the refreshment marquee were shelter enough, however, and many people continued to enjoy the festivities and the hog roast.

Once the evening sky took hold, we were able to view the beacon that was lit on East hill, though perhaps not all revellers paid too much attention. They had an additional chance on Monday, however, as at 22:01; Milborne Port’s contribution to the national beacon chain was lit.

The bellringers played their part in the celebrations also by ringing a quarter peal first thing on Saturday 2nd June. Here is their full report.

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