A Community Tea Party for the Diamond Jubilee
- 26 April 2012 14:38DIAMOND JUBILEE COMMUNITY TEA PARTY
The Chairman of Dover District Council is arranging a Community Tea Party for local residents to come together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and to share their memories of the Queen ascending to the throne and of the Coronation.
The community event is for invited guests only, and is being held at Dover Town Hall on Thursday 10 May. The Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Sue Nicholas has invited Town and Parish Councils to select members of the community who wish to come along and share their memories of the time. There will be a range of entertainment, including St Edmund’s School performers, and students from K College will be making a special Diamond Jubilee cake.
Here is a picture of the Chairman herself looking in fine fettle and taken recently by yours truly.
Terrific titfor...how do they stay on in the sea breeze?Last edited by PaulB at 14:39 on 26 Apr 2012
- 26 April 2012 14:42this follows shiela welcome event around clarendonCOME ON DOVER ATHLETIC AUTOMATIC PROMOTION THIS SEASON
- 26 April 2012 14:48My memory is of the coronation in 1953, we got a day off school! Later, there was another day off when we went to the cinema, I think the Gaumont, to see two films. One was the coronation itself and the other being the Ascent of Everest.
I was also given a coronation mug which my mother promptly broke!
TerryQuis custodiet ipsos custodes?
- 26 April 2012 15:22about a month apart keith, will start a seperate thread for jubilee street parties/events then people can add as and when they hear of one.
- 26 April 2012 15:24lovely jubblyCOME ON DOVER ATHLETIC AUTOMATIC PROMOTION THIS SEASON
- 26 April 2012 16:19Yes its all happening..who do I have to ingratiate myself with in order to get an invitation to the one above ! Any where the delectable Sue is going is good enough for me.
Yes lots of events on.
I remember those days when the schools used to go to the cinema en block Terry. In our case it used to always be something religious that we went to...as kids we usually hoped for a western but it always turned out to be the Pope on screen. Pity your mother broke the mug as they are worth a fair few bob now.
- 26 April 2012 16:54your town councillors are pat sheratt and stewart dimmock paul.
both old school gentlemen, you may need to grease stewart's palm though to get a ticket.
- 26 April 2012 17:11a couple of pints of real ale at peters might work.
- 27 April 2012 08:06lol! guys...Im ready to grease any palm.
But seriously though it should be a nice event. Good luck to all doing it. No doubt we will have plenty of pictures of the coming events in due course. Relying on all the guys on here with their cameras more than ever.
- 27 April 2012 09:11It would be nice if, rather than the usual "great and the good" (like PaulB !!) some of the ordinary folk of the town were invited.
- 27 April 2012 09:29In response to post 10 .In the district there are 32 parishes each parish was asked to select 4 parishoners to attend .There are 3 Town Councils s and they were asked to select 7 parishners the total invited 149 .Those selected had to be over a certain age ie remember the coronation.
the event will be attended by myself and my Vice Chairman.
Within my own Paishes of River and Alkham i know the people who have received invites fit the criteria
- 27 April 2012 09:38yes that was in the orginal post where it said about sharing memories.
- 15 May 2012 15:04Here is the latest release from DDC, its a report on the Community Tea Party... I think there were a few threads going on this but will put here anyway for now..
DIAMOND JUBILEE COMMUNITY TEA PARTY
As Dover District continues to prepare to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Chairman of Dover District Council is thanking everyone who came along to the Community Tea Party event at Dover Town Hall on Thursday 10 May.
The event was held for residents to get together to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and to share memories of The Queen ascending to the throne and of the Coronation. The celebration was organised by the Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Sue Nicholas, who invited Town and Parish Councils to select members of the community to come along. There was a range of entertainment, including St Edmund’s School performers, and students from K College made a special Diamond Jubilee cake.
Communities across Dover District continue to prepare to celebrate the Jubilee, with a range of celebrations around the extended weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June. A Big Jubilee Lunch is being held at the Big Screen Live Site in Dover Market Square on Sunday 3 June, and communities across the area are organising a range of events.
pic by Ray Newsam
Cllr Sue Nicholas, Chairman of Dover District Council said: “The Community Tea Party was a great success, and we thank everyone who came along and all those who helped to organise the event. We have already had a number of cards and comments from people saying how much they appreciated the afternoon. Communities continue to prepare for the Jubilee, with a range of events taking place across the area, and we look forward to welcoming this special occasion, and to further celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Dover District.”
For more information on events across the district, please see The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee page on the DDC website at www.dover.gov.uk
Im sure I remember a thread with pictures...!!??Last edited by PaulB at 16:14 on 15 May 2012
- 15 May 2012 15:11ray put a few on here cannot remember where though.
- 15 May 2012 15:13Yes it is so busy we are getting a tad lost. I put a request in the Search Engine and this one popped up, so went with it, but yes now that you mention it I remember Ray's pix.Last edited by PaulB at 15:13 on 15 May 2012
- 15 May 2012 15:19i think the thread was something like "todays the day" paul, susan started a new one to confuse us all.
- 15 May 2012 16:17Ah! thanks Howard, have now found it so well done with that, have added Rays picture to the above release post now too, so we have the best of both worlds.
- 15 May 2012 17:35Four people I know here went and said it was really enjoyable.---------------------------------------------------
Lincolnshire Born and Bred
- 15 May 2012 17:42It would go down well as a regular commercial event, afternoon tea and cakes with a string quartet on the balcony, classy!
(And I've just thought, what a draw for cruise passengers, everyone forget I suggested it in case I can find a business partner)Last edited by Ray Newsam at 17:44 on 15 May 2012
- 15 May 2012 17:53it does sound like a good business idea, all sounds quintissentially english.
tourists would love it, when you say string quartet ray???