Last Saturday I posted photos of the coronation procession I took part in in 1953. Irene asked if I would post photos of what was happening in my area for the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Well, it was relatively quiet where we live, nearly 350 miles from London. We watched some of the River Pageant on television:
I liked the aerial views and the close-up shots of the Queen and Royal Family, but it was different from actually being there:
The next day our son and his family came to stay and we had a barbecue on the decking, decorated with our daughter-in-law’s hand knitted bunting:
Food was eaten, drinks were drunk and games were played:
Then in the evening we went to one of the 4,200 Diamond Jubilee Beacons that were lit all over the UK and the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Commonwealth and Overseas UK Territories. Ours was at Watchlaw Farm in Northumberland, where there are magnificent views of the Cheviots and the Tweed Valley:
The beacon was lit just after 10pm:
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D took a video which is on YouTube – watch out for the rocket towards the end of the video!
For more Saturday Snapshots see Alyce’s blog At Home With Books.