Golden Jubilee Celebration 2002

fete021In 2002 Effingham celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, fifty years after her accession to the throne. The event was held on June 1st, and doubled as the annual summer fete.

As can be seen from the images on this page, the entire day was blessed with perfect weather.

The celebrations were opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Mrs. Sarah Goad, accompanied by the Chairman of Effingham Parish Council, Mrs. Jessica Page, and attended by music from the Epsom & Ewell Silver Band.

Besides displays of gymnastics and dance, there were many excellent rides and amusements for children. As in several other of our fetes, the public were much entertained by the displays of the Croydon Airport Model Flying Club who flew their craft in an enactment of a sky battle. Additional excitement in this was caused by the disappearance of one of their airplanes in the nearby woodland. The afternoon was rounded off by a tea party for the children whilst, for the adults, there was an evening of Jubilee Jive and Cabaret.

Many of the images shown here were drawn from a collection of photographs, of this and other village events, in an album kindly donated to Effingham Parish Council by Jessica Page.

 

PROGRAMME EXTRACTS :

 

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PHOTOGRAPHS :

 

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Mrs. Goad (centre), with Mrs. Page (left) and a Scout, opening the ceremony

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Children parading in the Fancy Dress Competion 

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Mrs. Goad (at centre in white jacket) awarding prizes for Fancy Dress

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Mrs. Page, at left

 

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Children's crown-making competition

 

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Portrait of Sir Barnes Wallis in the King George V Hall

 

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Children's pictures in the Hall

 

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Sale of Jubilee plates and mugs

 

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Flags draped from the balcony

 

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Barbecue viewed from the balcony

 

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Display by the Croydon Airport Model Flying Club

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Taking off for "battle"

 

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Dance display by children of Howard of Effingham School

 

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Bouncy platform and giant slide

 

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The "Magic House"

 

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The helter skelter, at rear

 

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Effingham Housing Association material on homes for the elderly

 

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Epsom & Ewell Silver Band

 

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Children's Tea Party, sponsored by Effingham Parish Council

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