Sunday, 24 June 2012

Beckington village day

This year's village day turned out to be a ‘Right Royal’ Jubilee celebration. The weather was a bit damp and dreary, but a drop of rain was not about to spoil anyone’s enjoyment. The event opened with a Royal Parade led by the University of Bedfordshire Drum Corps. This was followed by various performances by the schoolchildren and Beckington’s own mini last night of the Proms with the Bath Community Big Band leading the audience in rousing renditions of Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and The National Anthem. These are a few of my photographs from a day full of ...

...special moments

The programme promised the arrival of a mystery VIP with escort,

but I'm not sure this was the escort anyone expected!

A day to remember

I have no idea!

“But I’ve only got a pound, and I really want a go on the coconut shy”

Land of Hope and Glory

Multitasking! 

Bedfordshire Drum Corps - or the Pied Pipers of Beckington!

If you would like to see pictures from last year's village day click here or to see lots more from this year visit Terry Fisher Photography

Thanks again Beckington, we had a wonderful day.

20 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely time was had by all and it looks like a lovely village

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  2. Looks like a good day was had by all :)

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  3. What a fun day! I am glad a little dampness didn't ruin the day! It looks like such a great time! :) Loved the pictures.

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  4. Looks like a great time. who was the mystery VIP?

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  5. Darlene Foster25 June 2012 at 02:46

    Loved the pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Lovely. I really enjoy these visits of yours. You take such good pics.

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  7. barbaraannefisher25 June 2012 at 11:57

    Hello Sue, indeed it was! Maybe it's time to make that move to Somerset?

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  8. barbaraannefisher25 June 2012 at 11:57

    It was a fantastic day. Thanks for calling in.

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  9. barbaraannefisher25 June 2012 at 12:02

    Hello Roger, The Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (or deputy lord-lietenant – the PA system was a bit hit and miss) and Britannia! (see pick of lady with shield). Thanks for your comment.

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  10. barbaraannefisher25 June 2012 at 12:04

    Hi Jess, It rained hard for about half an hour then the sun came out.The beer and cake tents were kept pretty busy while it rained! Glad you liked the pictures. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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  11. barbaraannefisher25 June 2012 at 12:06

    Hello Darlene, you are very welcome. I love having friends over to share my pictures!

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  12. barbaraannefisher25 June 2012 at 12:11

    Thanks Donna I mostly just point and click but I’m married to a photographer, so I get lets of help and advice.

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  13. Looks like a lot of fun - and I can see some blue sky there!!!!

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  14. barbaraannefisher26 June 2012 at 10:32

    Hi Sharon, I love your positive attitude, and you are quite right there was some blue sky. It was a bit cold and windy, but that gave us an excuse to call in at the food tent. Red, white and blue cupcakes never tasted so good!

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  15. What a fun day! I would love to go to a festival like this. Everyone looks like they are having a great time despite the weather. I especially would have enjoyed hearing the bagpipes and band. The pictures add so much and helped me to get a feel for the day. Thanks!

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  16. What a wonderful event! Looks like so much fun!

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  17. barbaraannefisher27 June 2012 at 00:53

    There is something magical about the sound of bagpipes – something that stops you in your tracks and stirs your emotions. I don’t know how to express the feeling, but it was evident on the faces of everyone there. Thanks so much for calling in.

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  18. barbaraannefisher27 June 2012 at 00:56

    It was loads of fun and lovely to see so many happy smiling faces.

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  19. Looks like a great day out. I want that Rocking Horse!

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  20. barbaraannefisher29 June 2012 at 12:44

    Sorry, you will have to take your place in line – behind me! I don’t know where it came from (or where it was going) I only saw it once during the day, and that was on that chap’s shoulder!

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