The Village associations and residents have been working hard to make this Jubilee a celebration to remember. A couple of ‘housekeeping’ points:
We have been advised that the village hall has been hired out for a wedding over that weekend, which is likely to bring in more cars than usual. Please note: The Glebe Car Park will be reserved for people with mobility issues.
If you are attending any of the many events, please could we ask you do one of the following:
- Walk to the event
- Car share – particularly if you can offer a lift to a neighbour who cannot walk in
- Drive up with a full car and then return the car to your property and walk back in
- Ask people you know, around the village centre, if you can park in their driveways
What if it rains?
We never know whether June will bring rain or sunshine, but all events will go ahead even if it rains. There will a large marquee on the Glebe throughout the events to provide lots of shelter. If you want to bring your own small pop-up marquee because it is raining, please do so.
Thursday 2nd June:
Woldingham Tennis Club – Adult programme
9.30 – 11am: Rusty Rackets Tennis for Beginners
11am – 12 noon: Shot of the day – Serve for all levels
2 – 3.30pm: Shots of the day – Forehands and Backhands for all levels
4 – 5pm: Shots of the day – Speciality Shots for Intermediate +
Woldingham Parish Council – Queen’s Beacon on the Glebe
5.30pm onwards: Opportunity to purchase food from the Pizza Federicci van
7pm: Bar and other drinks for sale from the Woldingham Village Club mobile bar (until late)
8pm: Randy and the Rockets playing a medley of hits across the Queen’s reign
9.20pm: Ukraine welcome from Woldingham Parish Council, Deborah Sherry (Chair)
9.35pm: Diu Regnare – Bagpiper
9.40pm: Majesty – trumpeter
9.45pm: Beacon lighting with music from North Downs Consort
09.50 – 10.30pm: Music from Randy and the Rockets
Friday 3rd June:
Woldingham Tennis Club
9.30 – 11am: Ladies Tennis Coaching for Intermediate – Advanced
11 – 12 noon: Beat / Play with the Pros for all Levels
2 – 3.30pm: Shots of the day – Volleys and Smashes for all Levels
4 – 5pm: Free Play
1st Woldingham Scouts – Parish Boundary walk
Walk of the Woldingham Parish Boundary.
Bring water, snacks, packed lunch, mobile phone, suitable clothing, sturdy walking / trail shoes.
10am: Meet at Gangers Hill car park for a 10.15am start
10.15am: Depart with options of doing the full 24km route, ¾, ½ or ¼ of the route, and walkers are welcome to peel off at any point and head back to their car, or directly home.
Woldingham Players at The Village Club
3.30pm and 8pm: Matinee and evening performances of ‘Last Tango in little Woldey’.
Saturday 4th June:
The Woldingham Association – Village photograph on the Glebe
11.25 – 11.45am: Arrive on the Glebe and assemble in the ‘W’
12 noon: Photograph
Woldingham Horticultural Society and Village Artists on the Glebe
11.25am – 4pm: The Horticultural Society will be providing teas, coffees, and children’s drinks together with cakes and scones from the marquee. It’s a chance to sit down and enjoy a chat with friends. There will be a chilled Pimm’s and Lemonade bar. On show will be a collection of 5 Cacti and 5 Succulents. On sale will be second hand Horticulture themed books and other items to help in your gardens. Cash sales only.
11.25am – 4pm: The Village Artists display will include the works of the late Kristin Jeffery, alongside displays and opportunities to buy some of the work from our very talented group of village artists including Gloria Whiting (textiles & ceramics), Janine Pound (textile art), Jackie Flaherty (oil paintings) and Ciara Pound (abstract art and bookbinding), Francis O’Connor (print) and others. Cash and card accepted.
North Downs Consort Summer Concert – St Paul’s Church
7.30pm: The North Downs Consort chamber choir will sing some of the music performed at the Coronation in 1953, including Purcell’s “I was Glad” and Handel’s “Zadok the Priest”. That will be followed with songs written throughout the Queen’s reign.
Tickets are £12 each (£6 for children under 16), and are available in advance from any choir member or by phoning 01883 722624 / 07517 276 254, or on the night at the door.
Sunday 5th June:
St Paul’s Church
10:00am: All Age Eucharist and Parade Service to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of HM The Queen Service Led by Rev Catherine Dowland-Pillinger
The Big Lunch on the Glebe
11am for 12 noon start: Bring tables, chairs or picnic blanket, pop-up marquees / umbrellas and other essentials
BBQ & Bar – for sale courtesy of Woldingham Village Club
Ice cream stand – for sale courtesy of OneStop
Master of ceremonies – James Peacock (our very own panto dame)
Concourse d’Elegance – classic cars – organised by Nigel Cohen
Jubilee Garden – formal opening
Commemorative Oak Tree Planting and Oak Bench unveiling – Jack Hamer Garden.
1pm: Band courtesy of Danny Mann and friends Parallel Sky
1.45pm: Woldingham Pantomime mermaids’ performance
2.30pm: Fun dog show judged by Gary and Beryl Pollack. Classes include:
- Dog most like its owner
- Dog with the waggiest tail
- Dog with the best trick
- Best golden oldie (over 8)
- Cutest puppy (up to 12-months)
- Most handsome boy
- Prettiest girl
- Dog the judge would most like to take home
3.30pm Pet blessing service by Rev Catherine Dowland-Pillinger – All pets, with and without legs, are invited to attend
….. And much more