On 5th June we enjoyed the most amazing day of village fun and feasting, laid on by the incredible team of Clare Wharf and Sue Sleight, assisted by an army of helpers.

The afternoon began with a rousing rendition of Sweet Caroline, and then the tables were loaded to breaking point with cakes, scones and sandwiches, beautifully prepared by Moira, Clare, Sue and a tireless team of helpers. There were raffle tickets (raising money for Shalfleet School), quizzes, paper crowns created by the children from the school and then the amazing Company B, taking us through a set list of golden oldies from the earlier part of Her Majesty’s reign.

Meanwhile, in the church Chloe and Henry had prepared a History exhibition, featuring the 19th century tithe map, old photos and documents, a collection of fragments (pottery and bones) from the churchyard and a wonderful display charting features of village life across the decades.

The weather turned a bit ugly on us towards the end of the afternoon, but it didn’t dampen the spirits, and we trust that we won’t need to wait another 70 years to see another event like this one!