Royal Wedding Street Party
Stoke Lyne celebrated the Royal Wedding in style with a street party for all the villagers and friends, in all there were about 140 people old and young. There were lots of bunting and decorations both inside the church and outside and in the playing field, the road in front of the church was closed and tables were put up ready for lunch when the service finished. We had a very large screen in the church and for the people who came, they felt as if they were at the wedding and joined in the singing.
At 1.00 we sat down to a lunch of various top class burgers, sausages, different kinds of quiches, sausage rolls and lots of different salads etc. Lots of drinks, home made cider, wines and beers and, for the ladies Pimms and of course soft drinks for children and drivers.
2.00 we headed off to the allotments where Mr Bob Wheatcroft gave a speech and cut the ribbon to declare the official opening of the new allotments. We then headed back to be served lots of cakes, very appropriately coloured in red white and blue and Peggy Adams cut the Royal Wedding cake. Pedro played his guitar while we ate.
It was lovely to see everyone joining in and having a good time with lots of laughs. In Stoke Lyne we have a lot of pretty little girls who were all dressed in their little costumes and flitting about like pretty fairies, in a few years time the boys are going to have a lovely time. The men and boys enjoyed a great game of tag rugby, I expect there were lots of bruises as a few were limping by the end.
The church comes into it's own on these occasions thank goodness we have it. Thank you to everyone who did all the preparation and cleaning up, these things don't just happen on their own.
I think a few people need a mention and they are Kelly and James, Selina and James and our resident chef Clive with Russ and James assisting.
I would also like to say thank you to all who helped in any way to make the day a success. We hope to do it in style again next year for the Queens Diamond Jubilee
Rena Andrews(for more photographs from the fantastic day, click on the following link: Link to photographs)