Unlike the river pageant in London yesterday, Rosedale Abbey was blessed with wonderful sunny weather for our festivities at the Turret Field on Monday 4 June to mark HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. There was a scarecrow competition, bouncy castle along with tea, plants, tombola and cake stalls as well as face painting and biscuit decoration stands along with the usual raffle and all organised with excellent efficiency by Kath Wallace and Nicola Johnson and their team. The Rosedale History Society had an extensive exhibition in the church and the good weather also brought out the crowds of visitors from the the caravan and camp sites as well as day trippers using the Moorbus service.
The Royal Family with retainers, made by the Abbey Stores team
The crowd enjoying the sunshine and the tasty teas from the WI tent
John Ronald Myers, at two weeks old the youngest inhabitant of the dale, with his mother Steph. He was presented with his Jubilee Mug by Mary Boddy whose family have lived in the dale for at least seven generations
A very regal Queen, made by No16 Rosedale, took first place in the scarecrow competition
A pensive Prince of Wales in second place - made by the Rosedale Art Group
Not to be out done, the pets featured in third place in the scarecrow competition, made by the team from Abbey Stores
Lots of research in the Rosedale History Society exhibition
Almost like being at the dentist - a young visitor about to be painted up for the day.
Linda Blackburne at the plant stall, doing good business now that proper gardening weather has arrived
Mary Boddy presenting a Jubilee Mug to John Dent, the village caretaker, with Sam Dring looking on.