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Diamond Jubilee Celebration 2012

Many parishioners got into the spirit of the Jubilee and

decorated their houses and gardens with flags.

Douzeniers Cox and Le Page decorated the floral boats along the coast with flags as well.

 

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations took place at the Fairfield on Monday June 4th 2012. After a wet Sunday the weather was kind to us and we had a mixture of sunshine and cloud which meant the day was not too hot.The Fairfield was dotted around with stalls, children's games, bouncy castle,face painting, hog roast,BBQ and refreshments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event was opened by His Excellency Air Marshal Peter Walker and his wife Linda. They walked around the whole area chatting to as many people they could, extending their proposed visit by at least an hour.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Douzaine were absolutely delighted with the number of people who attended the event.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Plate smashing was by far the favourite pastime of most children, closely followed by face painting.Many a strange beast dawned on the faces of the children.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hog roast and BBQ were sold out very quickly. The teas, coffees and cakes saved many a thirsty soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entertainment provided by Mark Bisson, the Scout Band and the Assembliaie Guernesaise Dancers was a lovely addition to the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Guernsey, Lisa Knott, had no easy task in choosing best girl and best boy even though there was a only a small number of entries.

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The windmill of light placed on the site of Les Grantez Mill was a resounding success. Many people travelled from all parts of the island to see this.

Many thanks to Bob Falla and the Douzeniers and Constable who made this possible.

Many people have asked if this could be repeated and some wanted it to be an all year display.

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 The day was a lovely mixture of entertainment and fun which was enjoyed by all.

 Many thanks to all who helped to make the day such a resounding success.