Welcome to East Chinnock
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
Saturday 2nd May – Tuesday 5th June 2012
   The Events
2nd May
The Queens Visit to East Chinnock
Waiting for the Queen
It's The Queen
Slide ShowRadio Interview

2nd June
Race Night at the Portman Arms
"The Entertainments Committee, masterminded by Andy Sinclair and Sue Hinton, with help from Nick Weber (MC) Jacky Foster and Jane Lock, organised an exciting Race Night which was enjoyed by all."    
Ian Stephen
3rd June 
BYO Picnic & Games at the playing field
Dress – red, white and blue theme.
Games included croquet, skittles, ‘beat the goalie’ and more.
4th June 
Beacon on Broad Hill in the evening
Lighting was at 10.01pm as part of a coordinated National network.
5th June

Diamond Jubilee celebrations ended with the planting of a tree (flowering cherry) in the churchyard , followed by the unveiling of the Jubilee flower trough outside the Village Hall and the commemorative plaque in the Coronation Bus Shelter (1953). Those in attendance were invited to coffee, cake and "a Toast" in the Village hall!
To mark the occasion the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee flags were flown on St. Mary's Church, The Portman Arms and on a flagpole outside The Village Hall.
Sadly the re-decoration of the church prevented the bellringers getting access to the bells.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Committee
Ian Stephen (co-ordinator), Sue Hinton, Marianne Merchant, Andy Sinclair, Michael Slater, Nick & Ros Weber with help from Rozanna Carter, Jacky Foster, Joyce Lewens and Ros White.

Sponsors of the Jubilee Events
Bridge FarmWebsite 
Cott Farm Website  
Creedy ShetlandsEmail  
The Portman Arms High Street, East Chinnock,
BA22 9DP
Tel: 01935 862227
West Country Cars Website  

"Many events and the publicity costs were privately sponsored; also some of the memorabilia - the Jubilee tree in the churchyard, Coronation bus shelter plaque and the Jubilee flags. Thanks are due to Graham Bugler who built the flower trough and the Portman Arms (Race night) and Spring Holton Farm (Beacon) who hosted events, Jean Weber who unveiled the flower trough because of her 'royal connection in 1952' (see audio/video) and Jim & Daphne Cranton, who planted the flowering cherry tree on behalf of the East Chinnock Parish Council."
Ian Stephen