May 21 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Romans played second fiddle to a right Royal celebration at Caistor St Edmund, as the Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in style.
A Big Jubilee Lunch took place around the Venta Icenorum Roman town and Caistor St Edmund Church today (Sunday).
And, in tribute to the decade in which the Queen was first crowned, the event had a 1950s theme, with a vintage bus and families kitted out in retro clothing.
The rain meant lunch, complete with red, white and blue tableware and cups had to be enjoyed beneath a gazebo.
But the wet weather did not deter children from enjoying arts and crafts, face painting, sports and sideshows, with adults sought shelter by popping into the church for tea and cakes.
The event was organised by the church and the parish council. Rex Humphrey, one of the organisers, said: “In spite of the weather, it’s gone very well.
“It’s a lovely location, with the church the only structure within the Roman town, and we’ve had well over a hundred people here.
“People have entered into the spirit of the 1950s theme and it’s been a very happy day. It’s been very much a party.”