South Holland’s villages did themselves proud with Queen’s Jubilee celebrations

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WELL done to the villages of South Holland for organising several events during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.

Thumbs up from my family and I, on our first visit to the area. We particularly enjoyed the wedding dress exhibition St Bartholomew’s Church, West Pinchbeck. On display were dresses and outfits to cover every decade of the Queen’s reign. My particular favourite was the rare black and white Barbara Hulanicki (Biba) outfit, iconic of the 1960s, what a find.

Once again, well done.


Little Lever


WHAT a wonderful weekend the organisers of our jubilee celebrations gave us. For a very small town they really did us proud.

The weather was foul that first day but people joined in anyway and the finale of music and fireworks really spectacular.

Well done everyone and thank you for all the hard work and expense involved. You all deserve a very big pat on the back.


St James Road

Long Sutton

CONGRATULATIONS to all those involved with the eye-catching window displays to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was good to see so many in the town taking part. You did yourselves and Holbeach proud. Well done.


Manor Drive


FOLLOWING our village jubilee celebrations on Monday, June 4, I would like to express on behalf of several local pensioners our sincere thanks to all those who dedicated so much time and effort into making that event such a huge success.

The venue was packed and well organised. The food was excellent, the entertainment absolutely superb throughout and the organisers made everyone feel very welcome.

It was a lovely evening and deserves far more than these few words here as we say... sincerely many many thanks.



Holbeach St Marks

WE were so disappointed – as were many people – at the lack of any celebrations in Spalding town for the Queen’s Jubilee.

So we asked friends and neighbours in for drinks and snacks and had our own little celebration.

Most of the smaller villages had fun, but Spalding only had the torch, which was not advertised well – we missed it all.


Broad Street


I would like to thank everyone most sincerely who helped to make the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee event in Holbeach such an enjoyable day.

Gill Corby and her team at the WI Hall for the wonderful food served and the people/organisations who loaned and looked after the memorabilia.

Also Holbeach Town Band and Jet, who played before lighting the beacon, Holbeach Air Cadets, Laddies Ices, Holbeach Fire Brigade, Paddy Plaice (tell-porter), Kevin Baggaley (trailer), members of the parish council and their partners.

Lastly, but not least, Frank Sauntson and Jack Cunnington for lighting the beacon so successfully and also everyone who came to support the event and made it such a special occasion.

Thank you once again


Chairman Queen’s Diamond

Jubilee Committee

On behalf of the Lutton Jubilee Committee, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the celebrations a huge success.

A great time was had by all who came along to the family fun day, evening barbecue and afternoon tea party.

There was an incredible amount of goodwill which enabled us to put on these completely free events, with special thanks going to The Jolly Crispin, M-Hops entertainment, the Nene Valley Railway, Steve Ross, Roger Nicholson, Paul Thompson, Helen Lea Zumba, Lincolnshire Co-Operative and St Nicholas Primary.

Angela Whenman

Hatt Close


WHAT a super day was organised in Sutton St James by a few hard working people. A big thank you, and well done to the committee and helpers who made the day and evening a time to remember.

They organised fund raising events such as a bingo, a quiz night and race night to name a but a few.

What a great family day, with and a Diamond Jubilee mug for every child, and a party, a meal for the elderly, sports, games and tug of war followed by a village dance in the evening.

Thank you to Mike Seymour for his contribution from SHDC community Fund.


Sutton St James