Queen’s Birthday Street Party

The Monxton and Amport Street Party was held last Saturday (11th June) to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. It was wonderful to see so many villagers coming together, enjoying drinks, the Hog Roast (kindly provided by The Hawk Inn), the band, duck races, pony rides, dog races, walks through Monxton Manor wood and lots of games for all ages throughout the afternoon. The Bec House field was a picture of happiness, dressed in red, white & blue and we were all reminded just how good village life is.

The Bake-Off was another highlight, with so many incredible home-baked cakes kindly donated for the event. Veronica Rushworth Lund, Brenda Gower and Oliver Sutton carefully judged the competition, which resulted in Laura Cleugh winning 1st & 3rd prizes and Juliet Ursell winning 2nd prize. The children’s competition was won by Ralph Boldt (age 8), followed by combined effort by Gabrielle Staines (age 12) & Pippa Glover (age 12) and in 3rd place Emilia Corroon (age 6) for her delicious cup cakes. Thank you to all the bakers for the wonderful selection of such impressive creations!

Importantly, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped towards the event, there are too many to mention individually, but as time is precious for us all, your support was very much appreciated.

Finally, the objective of the event was principally to get everyone together and, along with the rest of the country, to mark a special occasion for The Queen, but we are delighted to confirm the event raised a total of £2,585. Of this amount, £200 will go to Amport School, £60 (donations made from the teas) will go to the Harriet Martin Foundation and the remaining £2,325 will go towards the Village Hall Refurbishment Project.

Thank you to everyone for your support and for making Saturday afternoon a happy, colourful village memory for us all.

A few photos and memories…

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