ST ALBAN’S CHURCH: Several events were held over the weekend celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with a church family picnic and a church open day on Friday starting with the St Paul’s Cathedral Service live broadcast on the big screen in church, and a Loyal Toast. There was a Jubilee Concert on Saturday evening led by Cory Lovell and the choir and musicians of St Alban’s with Coryllion Choir. On Sunday evening the 6pm service was a special service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II with music from both choirs. On Wednesday, June 8, St Alban’s hosted the annual Readers’ Tea in the Barn, with readers from different parts of the Diocese attending. On Wednesday, June 15, Cory Lovell, Musical Director at St Alban’s, will give an Organ Recital in church for SALS members and their friends. This starts at 7.30 pm, and it is open to all.
WICKERSLEY NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP (WING): Meetings resumed on Wednesday this week with a visit from Cath Joy who led members in some armchair exercises. At the last meeting on May 25, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was celebrated with a special tea of sandwiches and cakes, and the members enjoyed a picture quiz. Raffle prize winners were Margaret Naylor, Doreen Foster, Shirley Cutts, June Thickett, Jim Green, Keith Scothero and Kath Lockwood. The Lottery Draw was won by Liz Thornton-Smith.
RIGHT ROYAL JUBILEE BAKE-OFF: Winthrop were delighted to have nearly 30 entrants to their Platinum Jubilee Bake Off – with some truly scrumptious, creative and tasty bakes! The judges had such a difficult job – alongside all the wonderful customers and friends who joined to taste the bakes! In the Under 14s cakes and buns class, Heidi and William Chester won first prize for their Banana and Ginger Cake with Florence Orsborn highly commended for her Rainbow Buns with Crown toppers. In the Under 14s scones and biscuits category Leo Holliday won first prize for his beautifully decorated crown biscuits and his sister Daisy Holliday was highly commended for her very patriotic bakes! In the adult preserves Irene Hartley won both first prize and was highly commended for her marmalade and raspberry jam. In the adults scones and biscuits Alison Marshall won first prize with her cheese and chive scones and Peter and Jean Thirlwall were highly commended for their cherry scones. In the adults cakes and buns – Inna Shevchenko won first prize with her traditional Kyiv cake and Alyson Lundy was highly commended for her carrot cake. And, finally, in the bake fit for a Queen - Elizabeth Hardwood won first prize for her amazing crown cake with Glenna Briggs highly commended for her very tasty loaves of bread.
OWN AN ICE CREAM VAN?: Then you could be just the person to help deliver frozen treats to a hungry crowd. Wickersley Youth Junior Football Club are looking for someone to come on site with their truck for their annual tournament, set to take place over the course of Saturday and Sunday July 2/3. If you interested, or know of someone who may be able to help, please contact Daniel Swales on: 07368532294
CHOIR MARKS JUBILEE: A fantastic concert took place over the weekend at St. Alban’s Church, in honour of Her Majesty the Queen. A huge well done to everyone who was involved in the planning and performance of the event, as well as a big thank you to all who attended. St. Alban’s Church Choir and the Coryllion Choir both gave amazing performances to the enthralled audience.
PLATINUM JUBILEE WALKWAY: was launched on Wednesday June 1. It stretches for seven kilometres – one kilometre per decade of the Queen’s reign – and was launched by no less than 70 walkers, again in keeping with the length of our beloved Monarch’s service. The pleasant, circular route begins at Winthrop Gardens, and takes you around key landmarks of Wickersley. There is also a shorter ‘Heart of the Village’ walk that can also be enjoyed by many. Walk leaflets are available at Winthrop, or can be downloaded by visiting: https://www.wickersleypc.org.uk/ wickersley-platinum-jubilee-walkway.html