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Sunday, June 3, 2012
A cricket match may have been rained off but there was still plenty on offer at Cringleford’s Jubilee celebrations.
The village is hosting a weekend of Jubilee-related fun. Over the weekend, activities took place at the recreation ground in Oakfields Road, including a bouncy castle, a raffle and a cake sale.
Meanwhile, the Vicar’s XI cricket team had been due to take on a team from the rest of the village - but the match did not go ahead as a result of the rain.
Elsewhere, a Flower Festival got under way at St Peter’s Church and there is an art exhibition, a look at Cringleford’s history and tea and cakes in the church all.
As part of the flower festival, each flower arrangement is based on a different decade of the Queen’s reign including an exhibit depicting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Virginia Wade’s Wimbledon victory in 1977, the births of Princes William and Harry in the eighties and the forthcoming UK Olympic and Paralympic Games this decade.
Jackie Petherick, flower festival designer, said: “In this flower festival, in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we have tried to depict the different decades that have made up the 60 years of her reign - decades which have brought tremendous change and throughout which the Queen has shown both adaptability and steadfastness.”
The flower festival will continue until Tuesday, 10am to 4pm.
Cringleford will also host a five-a-side football competition and children’s tea party on Monday.