A special celebration was held in
the recreation ground on Monday 4th June 2012 to mark Queen Elizabeth
II’s Diamond Jubilee. See photos below.
The last such event to be held in the park was at the time of the
Coronation in 1953. A souvenir book has been published of the Diamond
celebrations. It can be viewed online,
and if you wish to have printed version, a copy ordered through Blurb.
Limited numbers of a hardback
edition from the first pre-order may be available to EGRA members
at a special discount price. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for
Photos in the book and on this web page are by:
John Bodman, Joan Darby, Wendy Howell, Anne Mace, John Notton, Clive
Ormonde, Margaret Ormonde, Paul Scrivens, Linda Stern, Andrew Waters.
The event was opened by local MP Rob Wilson, then the Earley Music
Centre Jazz Band played a lively selection of tunes.
Luckily the rain kept at bay for people to enjoy their picnics.
Local gymnasts, dancers and the judo club provide entertainment.
Local groups including Emmer Green
Residents’ Association, Berkshire
and Mid-Thames Woodcarvers, St Barnabas Church, local scouts and guides,
SSAFA, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Mo’s Stage School, True
Food Community Co-operative, set up stalls and activities. First Aid
was provide by the Red Cross.
Emmer Green Residents’ Association would like to thank all those
who took part in this event. In particular we would like to thank Chris
Butlin and the 89th Reading Scouts for their time and expertise. We
also thank the talented musicians from the EMC Jazz Band.
All the performers volunteered their time and had put in many hours
of practise leading up to the event.
We are appreciative of all those who baked and donated cakes, including
the ladies from Rosehill WI.
Budgens, Waitrose and The True food Community Co-op donated prizes.
If you’ve not already done
so do browse the book online at http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/3392192