What a fantastic day!
God save the King
Thank you to everyone who joined the two Coronation events in Odiham today, you sure know how to party!
The High St was a sea of red, white and blue with around 1,500 seated at tables and more enjoying food and drink in the pubs and restaurants.
Thank you too to everyone who joined the picnic at Beacon Field. We hope you enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in the sun while the children enjoyed the activities.
Odiham Parish Council proudly hosted the two events in the centre of the village, giving everyone the chance of joining the celebrations. Cllr Angela McFarlane, Odiham Parish Council Chair, acted as MC for the day with support from the Town Crier Natalie Jarrett who was appointed as part of the Queen’s Platinum jubilee celebrations.
We were delighted to be joined by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire, Air Vice-Marshal (Retd) Paul Luker CB OBE AFC DL who read a personal message from King Charles and Queen Camilla and carried out a Cadet parade inspection. Thank you also to the RAF Odiham Station Commander, Hampshire County Councillor Glen and Hart District Councillors Hale and Kennett who chose to spend their day at the Odiham celebrations.
There’s so many thank-yous to say; to our wonderful community groups, to contractors’ staff who each did their company proud and to each and every one of you for being such a fab community.
Special thanks go to:
– Performers Cove Brass Band, Simply Swing, Odiham Military Wives Choir, Hook Eagle Morris Dancers and Daniel Framp Magic.
– The RAF Cadets from the 1827 Squadron for their help and support during the day.
– The Rotary Club of Odiham & Hook for help during the day and running games at the picnic.
– The Odiham & North Warnborough Bowling Club for running a bar at the picnic and allowing use of the clubhouse facilities.
– St John’s Ambulance for covering both events.
– Odiham Tennis Club for running a free, youth tennis session.
– Hook & Odiham Lions for help setting up and packing away.
– All Saints Church for allowing picnicking in the church grounds.
A final thank you goes to Neil Gibbons photography who offered free use of his time to cover the events. Follow the link before for loads of lovely photos of the day: