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Platinum Jubilee

Good Queen Bess

Hornton is going Jubilee mad this week with a full schedule of events throughout all four days of the celebrations.

In fact, the talented children of Hornton School have already started. They’ve designed their own souvenir bunting for the village to enjoy! When you’re passing the school, do take a moment to take a look – the bunting is hanging on the railings – and the children have been really inventive with their designs.

And you need to put your own bunting up fast: the competition for the best dressed house is being judged at 2pm today, Thursday.

This evening, stock up on hot dogs and burgers from 7pm at the Dun Cow before heading up the hill to the field behind the allotments to watch the Jubilee Beacon being lit at 9.45pm.

That’s followed by games on the green tomorrow, Friday, between 1 and 3pm.

There’ll be all your old favourites: tug of war, an egg and spoon race and a sack race.

“Everyone is welcome: the more, the merrier” says organiser Calum Lambie, but he asks people not to park their cars around the green on Friday.

And that day’s celebrations continue with Jubilee Cocktails, Canapés and Karaoke from 7pm in the Dun Cow.

That’s where Saturday’s Jubilee afternoon tea party will also take place. All small Horntonians are warmly invited to the Dun Cow between 1 and 4pm.

Then it’s time for the grown-ups to put on their glad-rags for the Platinum Jubilee Ball in the pavilion at 7pm.

Sunday is even more action-packed. Please be on the green at 11.20 sharp, when we’ll take a special Jubilee photo. Even if you’re not taking part in the rest of Sunday’s celebrations, everyone is invited to come – and please bring your dogs, cats, horses and any other pet with you! But, once again, please leave the green free of cars.

Then it’s off to the special Platinum Jubilee service, which will take place in the Parish Church of St John the Baptist at noon.

Half an hour later, at 12 noon, West End is the place to be for the start of the Platinum Jubilee Street Party! The street will be closed for all vehicles between 9am – 9 pm.

Please bring your own food and drink to toast Her Majesty but free Jubilee Mugs will be available for all Hornton children under 16 who have requested one. They will also be on sale for £6 for those who haven’t reserved already.