The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee party at Stowford House

We had a great time over the Jubilee weekend here at Stowford House.
On our party day, due to the slightly foreboding weather, we enjoyed an indoor BBQ, but were so glad that the rain kept off for our Morris dancing display. The dancers were said to be fantastic! After the dancing, residents enjoyed playing from vintage fairground games such as Tin can alley and coconut shy, helped by some of the Morris dancers – who were very enthusiastic in assisting! We would like to say a big thank you to the troop who really gave their all.
The kitchen did an incredible job for the special weekend, as well as the barbecue along with doughnuts, there was a cream tea and the famous (and complex) jubilee trifle to be enjoyed! We also had a special ‘beacon pie’ representing the four nations, gifted to us courtesy of the local parish council.
Amongst other themed activities, we enjoyed watching the ‘Trooping of the colour’ on our big screen with a glass of pimms whilst wearing union jack hats and waving flags for The Queen and playing boules in the garden with a glass of fruit punch.
Some residents also joined in the community pub event put on by the parish and barracks, and one of our residents won a trophy for ‘best decorated room’.

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