Bishops Hull Platinum Jubilee

The Following events have been organised for the whole community and friends. We hope you will take the opportunity to participate and enjoy

Jubilee weekend Events

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Competitions

The Scarecrow Competition

Nursery Rhymes

Make a Crown Competition

The Bake Off Challenge

Most of the Text and Photos from John Hunt who we thank very much for his support over the weekend.

2nd June. Thursday

The day started with our intrepid band of volunteers collecting the marquee and tables in readiness for Friday morning, when they’ll be put in place on the playing field for Friday’s Fete and Saturday’s dinner dance.

Thursday’s celebrations started with a car boot sale on the playing field at 7am. This was followed at 10:30am by a coffee (cream tea) morning at the Meryan House Hotel.

Between 12 and 2, we had the judging of the magnificent entries in our ‘nursery rhyme’ themed scarecrow competition.

At 2pm a great group was celebrating the Jubilee at the millennium garden, by holding a 50s style event with music from the time and serving tea, coffee and of course cake.

Straight afterwards it was off to a ‘sold out’ Frank Bond Centre cream tea garden party. Guests were richly entertained by local Morris Men and there were Garden Games, which proved very popular, including croquet & pétanque (not sure I’ve spelt that correctly).

Finally to close out the day was a well attended evening quiz at the Constitutional Club.

A fabulous day to begin the Platinum Jubilee.

Here’s a photographic summary of the day…

07:00 – Car Boot Sale

10:30 – 12:30 Coffee Morning at Meryan House Hotel

14:00 – 16:00 Jubilee in Millennium garden

14:30 Frank Bond Centre Cream Tea Garden Party

19:00 Quiz Night at The Constitutional Club

3rd June. Friday

Another amazing day, starting early with the collection of chairs and tablets from the The Frank Bond Centre, followed by the erection of our Marquee and Gazebo alongside the Bishops Hull Hub in readiness for the afternoon’s Jubilee Fayre.

Another amazing day, starting early with the collection of chairs and tablets from the The Frank Bond Centre, followed by the erection of our Marquee and Gazebo alongside the Bishops Hull Hub in readiness for the afternoon’s Jubilee Fayre.

As for the Fayre itself, we were pleasantly surprised by the the incredible number of visitors, it was fabulous to see you all.

Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers for putting on yet another superb event.

We even made it into the Somerset County Gazette!

Below is a taster of the Bishop’s Hull Jubilee Fayre…

12:00 The Fayre on The Playing Field

Video from John Hunt

13:00 Open Garden at Milligan, Netherclay

Live music by The Tone Big Band

4th June. Saturday

Our major question at the start of the day was, would the rain stay away?

Thankfully it did and our three events were a great success.

At 10am around 40 people met outside the Hub to take part in our superbly organised Jubilee Trail.

The guided walk was approximately 4 miles in length, stopping of at Roughmoor Farm for an interesting talk from Gill and Mike, followed by a visit to Longaller Mill, where our hosts Sam and Jon gave a guided tour, which included the workings of the mill itself. Our walking party was joined by a further 30 residents to enjoy the refreshments provided, and yes you’ve guessed it…..lots more cake.🍰

At 2pm Bishops Hull Cricket Club, thoroughly entertained us with a friendly match between teams lead by Nick Keeble and Paul Bulbeck. Refreshments were kindly provided by our local WI…..with even more cake🍰

During much of the afternoon, our enthusiastic team of volunteers gathered in the Bishops Hull Hub and Marquee to set up for the evening’s Dinner Dance.

7pm. Time for the Themed Jubilee Dance. Our volunteer team arrived just after 6pm to make the necessary last minute preparations and were ready to receive guests as they arrived between 7 and 7:30. Each was served a glass of orange juice or Prosecco on arrival.

Before taking our seats for Dinner, we had a game of ‘heads or tails’ with prizes to the two winner.

The ‘Loyal Toast’ was made, pudding served and the evening ended with both young and young at heart, dancing 💃🕺 the night away.

As ever, a mass clear-up was done at the end by our volunteer group✔️

To say that it was a memorable day would be a huge understatement.

Once again, a massive thank you to ‘Team Bishop’s Hull’ our incredible band of volunteers. Without your selfless help and support none of this would be possible.

Here are some images from the day and evening….

10:00 Jubilee Trail – Guided Walk meeting at The Hub

14:00 Cricket on the Playing Field

19:00 Themed Dinner Dance

5th June. Sunday

The Royal Palace held a Big Lunch, and so did we!

It’s the morning after the night before and ‘Team Bishop’s Hull’ are back at the Bishops Hull Hub ridiculously early, to help with the clearing up and preparing for the coming days events.

As ever, it was fun hearing amusing tales from our dinner dance. Obviously, these won’t be sharing these here…what happened at the dance, stays at the dance😜😇

With all of the Tables and Chairs set out for Church Service and the Hub Cafe, it was lovely to attend, along with 57 others, the 10am Church Service from St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Bishop’s Hull. A big thank you to Rev Phil Hughes and his team.

11am After the service, the cafe opened, with everyone able to socialise and enjoy tea, coffee and cake in the Hub, Marquee and of course, out in the fresh air. Well done to Helen Crooks and the Hub team.

Midday, saw the start of our Jubilee Picnic in the Park.

The weather forecast for the afternoon was atrocious, however lots of you came along and were richly entertained by the Dukes of Wellington Ukulele band and The Lazy River Jazz Group.

As part of the festivities, children’s sports were organised on the Playing Field, many thanks to Carol Manley👍

2pm Time now for the eagerly awaited Great Bishop’s Hull Bake Off result. The entries were utterly superb.

Many thanks to Jane Gurr for organising and to Cherry Clark from the Meryan House Hotel for undertaking the difficult job of judging the entries.

I guess if we had to choose a time for the rain to finally interrupt an event, it would be the last one of the 23, but not until everybody had a chance to enjoy the final day.

Late afternoon. And ‘that’s a wrap’. The final band of intrepid volunteers finished taking down the Marquee and Gazebo in the pouring rain, at the end of what has been a massively successful four day village celebration, all absolutely soaked 🌧 There’s is a great photo at the very end.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank the huge number of volunteers involved in creating a four day Platinum Jubilee Celebration, that I’m sure Her Majesty herself would be proud off.

WELL DONE ‘TEAM BISHOP’S HULL’

Also the field games were a fantastic fun addition with some great ‘Sports day’ style games.

17:30 Clearing up! Volunteers Welcome

And ‘that’s a wrap’. The final band of intrepid volunteers finish taking down the Marquee and Gazebo in the pouring rain, at the end of what has been a massively successful four day village Platinum Jubilee celebration, all absolutely soaked 🌧