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Robertsbridge Celebrates
the Queen's Golden Jubilee


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 to celebrate.

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.

All in all it was an excellent day and fun for all the family.

A CD of about 200 photos of the event has been created
and is available to interested parties for 5.00
all proceeds to be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.


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