|Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
celebrated her Golden Jubilee on Monday 3rd June 2002.
The country was given an extra Bank Holiday to allow the
celebrations to take place.
The householders in Mill Rise decided to celebrate with a street
party, organised by two of the local families.
The event was originally arranged for the children in the estate,
but this grew into a fully blown street party for all those wishing
One part of the estate was closed to traffic and bunting, tables
and chairs laid out, along with a bouncy castle.
The event started at 2.00pm with the children playing on the
bouncy castle, and also acting as D.J's providing the music.
|The barbeques were lit and the cooking
of the burgers and sausages commenced. The adults commenced with the
usual odd glass of beer and wine.
About 2.30 the first sausages
and burgers were ready, and the children sat down and occupied the
long trestle table down the centre of the road. Most families
brought along extra food, so there was more than enough for all.
During the afternoon, the press called in to take the odd
picture, for both the Courier and the Battle Observer.
The children became the centre of attention as a number of games
had been organised, with a bean bag race and loads more.
A tug of war started, originally for the children, but eventually
many of the adults took part alongside the children.
It all stopped about 8.00pm and the area was cleaned up, with
people then going to other houses for the evening.
We went to our friends and watched the brilliant rock concert
from the Palace.