At high water in the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012, up to a thousand boats will muster on the Thames in preparation for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to travel in a Royal Barge as a centrepiece of the flotilla. St. Bartholomew’s will be showing the ceremony live on the BIG SCREEN and cream teas will be on sale.
Come and JOIN US 1pm-5pm
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June 4th 2012, from 1:00 pm at the Sports Field
Friends of Wigginton will be holding an event on the 4th June (Bank Holiday Monday) to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. The beer tent will open at 12 noon, and the fun begins at 1:00pm, so come and join us at Wigginton Sports field,there’s no entry fee, and it will be a great way to spend a few hours on the bank holiday:
There will be a fancy dress competition for the children, on the theme of Kings and Queens, with spot prizes and a fancy dress parade, plus:
- Cricket Tournament: Village Vs The Greyhound
- Guest Appearance by Gillian Wright (local Eastenders star)
- Children’s Sports Day
- Petting Zoo
- Children’s face painting
- Games for all ages
- Cream Teas
- Pony Rides
- Beer Tent
- Tug of War
- Side Stalls
- BBQ Food and Refreshments
- Live Music from:
- The Sensational Soloist Jacqui J
- Fifth Element
- Electric Blues Band
- Open Mic Spot / Jam Session
Lighting of Wigginton’s Official Diamond Jubilee Beacon
The timetable for the day is flexible, but should roughly follow the outline below:
|12:00||Beer tent open for business|
|13:00||Kids sports day / tug of war / fancy dress parade|
|18:00-22:00||Live Music: Jacqui J / Fifth Element / Electric Blues Band / Open Mic & Jam Session|
|Approx 22:30||Beacon and fireworks|
It promises to be a great day out, with something for everyone, so why not plan to spend a few hours with us, and make good use of that extra day off? All proceeds will go to St Francis Hospice , so buying that ice cream or cream tea will be guilt free as you’ll be supporting a really worthy cause. Hope to see you there!
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Competition was strong on the night, with some fun quiz rounds such as ‘Name that Crisp Flavour’ and ‘Act the Hollywood Scene’ giving those without ‘Total Recall’ the chance to storm the leader board. After a night of twists and turns, the final scores on the doors were:
The Oscar (1st Place) ‘Universally Clueless’
The Grammy (joint 2nd) ‘Casting Couch’ & ‘The Wizards’
The Razzie (Last place) ‘Norfolk ‘n Hope’
(Condolences to ‘The Unctouchables’, who despite a great start and dominating 1st place for so long, missed out on a Hollywood ending, and fell away over the last few rounds – maybe they imbibed too much Moonshine?)
The quiz is our main fund raising event for the year, and this event has raised around £570. The money will fund a visit from ZooLab (an animal presentation company), some new bikes, digital cameras for the children, and other pieces of equipment to enhance their play.
The Hollywood fancy dress theme opened up a world of possibilities, and interpretation.. some of the evidence is presented in the photo gallery below!
The Quiz will Return in 2013
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Summer is approaching (honestly, though you’d never guess it right now), so if you fancy waking your bike from it’s winter hibernation and getting out in the fresh air, then there’s two local cycling events coming up which will be passing through Wigginton.
Sunday 27th May 2012 :
The annual cycle event called the Chiltern Hundred Challenge is a 100 mile on road non-competitive event. The event is not a race – riders start and finish at different times and there are no prizes. Riders are timed and awarded grades for their time based on age and gender. All riders have accepted that they will be riding within the Highway code at all times and ride in a private capacity. Details are at www.chiltern-hundred.org.uk. (The Parish Council has given permission for a refreshment stop to be set up at the Chesham Road sports field car park)
Sunday 10th June 2012:
The Mix 96 Tour de Vale Bike Ride, supporting the charity WheelPower which helps disabled children and adults improve their lives through sport.
Now into its 9th year, the Mix 96 Tour de Vale Bike Ride starts and finishes at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Our three routes will take you through beautiful countryside and villages that offer something for everyone
– 15 miles is perfect for families – 10.30am
– 35 miles is ideal for the leisure cyclist but beware of the hills! – 10am
– 55 miles is the ‘challenge route – 9am
The three routes are fully signed and there are safety marshals and mechanics in case of emergency. There are friendly water stops on each route plus refreshments and changing facilities at the start and finish.
Entry Fee: Adults £10 Under 16 FREE (must be accompanied by an adult): Entry Fee on the day £20
To download an entry form or enter online go to www.tourdevale.com or call WheelPower on 01296 395995
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The Greyhound will be holding a specialty food night on Wed 23rd May, and this time round they will be serving up some tasty Spanish flavours with a Tapas Night.
Tapas is the ideal food to share, so why not gather a few friends and come and join us for a glass and a few plates to share? Food will be served from 6:30pm onwards.
Give the Greyhound a call on 01442 824631 if you’d like to book a table.
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Wigginton Festival is back and bigger than ever, see you there!
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Help us to build up a picture of the transport needs for the local community. If you belong to a community group or are concerned with the transport needs of your community within the market towns and rural areas of Dacorum we want to hear from you. For further information contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01442 253935.
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Dust off your thinking caps and come and join us for drinks and some friendly competition at the next pub quiz. The quiz will be held on Tuesday 22nd May at 8pm, and will raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).
Usual pub quiz rules apply; Teams of up to 4, with a pound entry per person. The winning table will not only be crowned with glory, but also receive a triumphant round of drinks (courtesy of the Greyhound) with which to toast their victory!
Bound to be a loads of fun, and will be in support of a great cause to help fight a terrible disease:
Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive disease that damages the nervous system, leaving muscles wasted and weak. It often starts by weakening the muscles of the limbs, progressing to the muscles of the mouth and throat, then the neck and then those muscles responsible for breathing. Respiratory failure is usually the cause of death in this always fatal illness.
It is a particularly cruel illness and many people with MND say the fact they’re aware of what’s happening to their body is the worst part of the disease.
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