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Village Notices for 24 May 2022

Summary of Village Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

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Sunday 29th May, 9:30am, Parish Church – Special Service

Special Eucharist service celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


Saturday and Sunday 4th & 5th June 10:30am-6:00pm and Monday 6th June 11:00am-6:00am, Village Hall – Art Club Summer Exhibition

Over the Jubilee weekend, in the Village Hall

  • Saturday June 4th 10:30am to 6:00pm
  • Sunday June 5th 10:30am to 6:00pm
  • Monday June 6th 11:00am to 6:00pm

Including children’s pictures of our Queen.

Refreshments available


Saturday 4th June, 2:00pm-5:0pm, Parish Church – Historical Display, Tower Tours, Flowers and Refreshments

Platinum Jubilee Church poster
  • Historical Display of vestments, silverware and valuable Parish records
  • Guided Tours of the Church Tower
  • Flower Display
  • Refreshments in the Thomas Field Hall

Saturday 4th June, 6:00pm-11:00pm, Sports Field – Jubilee Party

Jubilee Flyer Poster

Calling All Villagers!

This is an invitation to help us kick off the Jubilee Weekend with a bang!

  • Live Music: The Dicemen – bringing post-punk, folk, indie and acoustic back into style
  • All you have to do is turn up at the marquee on the Sports Field
  • Saturday 4th June 6pm – 11pm
  • Delicious Asian Dumplings
  • Disco
  • Little Gaddesden’s Got Talent: Calling all thespians, singers and musicians. Contact penny.holland77@gmail.com.
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Fish and Chip Van
  • Free Entry: Pay Bar and Pay for Food

Queries and suggestions to Sarah Gall at sarahgaddesden@aol.com.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the flyer to print off and display


Sunday 5th June, 9:00am – Church Bells to Ring

The church bells will ring for the Platinum Jubilee.


Sunday 5th June, 1:30pm for 1:45pm, at the Church – Kids’ Royal Crown Parade

Kids' Crown Parade Poster

Create your crown and join us in the parade, to kick-start the Platinum Jubilee Fun Day & Summer Fair!

  • 1.30pm: children to meet at Little Gaddesden Church
    (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 1.45pm: parade starts – children will walk from LG church, along
    church road, to the playing fields (children will walk with their accompanying adult)
  • 2pm: Maypole Dancing & the Fair begins!

Please come wearing your homemade crown, there will be ‘best crown’ prizes to be won!


Sunday 5th June, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Sports Field – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fun Day and Summer Fair

Platinum Jubilee Fun Day & Summer Fair Poster

Celebrating the Queen’s 70 years

Sponsored by Oakleys Estate Agents

Sunday 5th June – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • School Summer Fair
  • Bouncy Castle and Inflatable Assault Course
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Pony Rides
  • WI Picnic Packs
  • Kids Royal Crown Parade (meet at church at 1:30pm)
  • Café and Cake Stall
  • Dog Show
  • Maypole Dancing
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Strawberries & Cream
  • Candy Floss
  • Bar and Barbeque
  • Kids Crafts and Games
  • Face Painting
  • Special Commemorative Mugs

Prize draw programmes on sale at the shop from 21st May, or on the day


Sunday 5th June, 2:45pm-4:30pm, Sports Field – The Soapbox Derby

Soapbox Derby Poster

The Cubs are bringing back the Soapbox Derby to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Summer Fair! The soapbox Derby is a fun, whacky, family friendly event, where amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little pushing and pulling! The race course will form the centre of the Fair and will take place between 2.45pm – 4.30pm

This year’s theme is NAUTICAL!

How do I enter?
Please email your name, cart name and contact details to Penny Brash at penster35@hotmail.com by Friday 27th May.
Please email Penny if you would like some plans or design ideas!

Entry Requirements & Rules

  • Entry fee – £10 per cart/team (max. 5 people per team)
  • Carts must be handmade – no motorised parts or pedals
  • Carts and teams to be dressed to a NAUTICAL theme
  • Maximum of 2 people pushing/pulling the cart
  • Only one driver
  • Carts must pass scrutineering before allowed to race

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To request that something gets included in the Village Notices, please email Mandy Haynes at village.notices@littlegaddesden.org.uk.

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