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Farringdon Coronation Party - Updated 9th May 2023

There was a full turnout for the Coronation Picnic held on Sunday 7th May, one day after we watched King Charles and Queen Camilla being crowned in Westminster Abbey.

After a dull start with a few spots of rain the weather brightened up and the Grand Day out was celebrated by all who turned out equipped with a variety of folding tents, wheel barrows, trailers and carts and a grand assortment of drinks and beverages to celebrate the event.

Afterer a dull start with a few spots of rain the weather brightened up and a grand day out was celebrated by all.


Some were concentrating on the drinking and catching up on the events of the weekend whiole others were doing battle with sticky cakes !

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The Sun began to break through and food began to circulate more rapidly!









Dress was optional but Hoppa decided the occasion demanded the Jacket her Father wore
for King George's Coronation.





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There was also a magnificent range of cakes, made by adults (above) and children (below, left), lined up for judgement in the Main Marquee.


Child Cakes


The Perks Family arrived in an ex Canterbury City Council
Dennis Wagon with all the equipment and the Family in the back!

wellies 01The various Wellie Throwing Competitions, proved very popular wih Classes for young Chidren, Teenagers and Adult Women and Men.

Thre was a huge variation in technique, in all classes.
Not all modes were altogether succesful, but they provided much entertainment for both spectators and competitors.


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Richard was keeping an eye on both the proceedings and the direction the boots were going and, fortunately, was never seriously threatened by the random distribution of footwear.



The young man on the right was about to make the longest throw in the young class with various expressions from the other competitiors waiting their turn!

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The Women's Class featured more traditional techniques and some long throws much admired by the spectators although event organiser Sue Acland was keeping a close eye on proceedings and wondering if her insurance cover would be sufficient!

Fortunately only one welly landed in a neighbouring party area with no damage or injuries!

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Ladiies and Gents winners shown left and right - Well Thrown!




Congratulations to all competitors and thanks to Sue Acland and her fellow orgaanisers for a Great Day Out

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