What a Bank Holiday! Milverton certainly celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style and the Victoria Rooms was buzzing during the four-day break.
The celebrations in the Victoria Rooms kicked off on Thursday, 2 June with the Made in Milverton Exhibition, where the work of 29 Milverton crafts people was on display. There was a steady stream of visitors to this “one day only” event from the moment the doors opened. Many of the exhibitors were able to attend on the day and were able to talk about their work to the visitors – it was certainly a showcase for artistic talent in our village.
Also on display during the exhibition and, indeed, on various dates during the month of June, was Bev Blackmore’s excellent photographic compilation of The Queen’s 70 year reign, including photos of the various Jubilee celebrations which took place in Milverton during that time. There was also the opportunity to have a photo taken with “The Queen and Prince Charles” which caused a great deal of hilarity at some of the results.
In the afternoon, the Photographic Treasure Hunt started (and finished) at the Victoria Rooms. This was a very popular event, especially as it was a lovely afternoon, and at one point there must have been over 120 people wandering around the village looking at letterboxes, drain covers, chimney pots and other architectural features in order to solve the clues. There was also a lot of hunting for “treasure” – Milverton was quite devoid of dandelions after the event! In total, 29 teams entered this free event and the lucky winner of the £50 voucher generously donated by Mark and Adele at The Globe, was our very own vicar, Helene Stainer and her family. Well done Helene!
On Friday evening, 3 June, the Victoria Rooms played host to Milverton Music’s Concert for Ukraine which played to a packed house. A brilliant evening raising funds for a most worth cause.
The market on 4 June had a definite Jubilee theme, with the stalls and stallholders bedecked in red, white and blue, while it was possible to watch the Coronation on the TV in the Reading Room while enjoying coffee and cake.
The celebrations are now over and the bunting has all come down but there will be plenty more happening in the Victoria Rooms during the rest of the year.
The 100 Club winner drawn at the June monthly market was Hester Messom. Well done Hester. 100 Club forms are now available for the next twelve months and, if you have not entered before, please contact Chris on 01823 400872 who can give you more details and provide you with a form.
To hire one of the Victoria Rooms’ gazebos this summer, please contact Philip on 01823 400609. Our Facebook page is an excellent up to date source of information about what is happening in our village hall so do take a look at and check out what is going on.