Village Party photo slideshow

Like many communties across the country, Hernhill Village came together to join the national day of celebrations for the Royal Wedding yesterday with a resoundingly successful village party;  click here to view a slideshow of photos from the event.

Two mighty barbeques complemented a lavish village table with food and drink for all; an impromptu football match kept the children (and a few adults!) occupied; the bouncy castle was a source of great entertainment; artistic endeavour ran rife in the face-painting, with both children and adults sporting some brilliant creations; all the while following the wedding ceremony and aftermath at the palace on a large screen in the village hall. We even had our own prince and several princesses for the occasion!

With thanks to all of those who contributed to make the event such a success; those who helped set up, organised the webcast, cooked food on the barbeque, put up bunting, set the bouncy castle, painted the faces of the many children, donated food and drink, organised the ice-creams, came along to support the event, and – perhaps most importantly – helped in the Grand Tidy-Up afterwards!

It really was a collective effort, and a great testament to the power of coming together as a community to make things happen. Well done to all!

Good morning: all systems are Go!

All systems are green-light for the party in a few hours’ time: the webcast is being tested as we speak, the bouncy castle is on its way, food has been cooking (certainly in my house!) since 8.30 this morning, and the weather forecast suggests bright and sunny spells this afternoon!

I’m off to start setting up, see you all there!

Village party: order of events!

For those of you who cannot wait until tomorrow, here’s a preview of the events order: fingers crossed for decent sunshine for us (and also for the happy couple and parties everywhere, of course!).

Event order
Party on, Garth...!

Bring something for the BBQ and a side-dish or dessert for the Village Table, plus whatever you would like to drink; please note that children who use the bouncy castle will need to do so under the supervision and responsibility of their parents / guardians.

Please note that the event will be subject to change in the event of poor weather: keep an eye on the Forum first thing tomorrow for details.

Village Party: Friday 29 April!

As mentioned before, the village will celebrate the Royal Wedding on Friday 29 April with a party on the village playing fields from 12-3pm!

Put out more flags...

Featuring a bbq, ice-cream stall, face-painting and bouncy castle, it’s going to be a fun-filled afternoon: admission is free, you simply need to bring something for the bbq and a side-dish or dessert, plus whatever you want to drink.

There’ll be a raffle as well: please contact Miriam or Dan via the forum if you would like to donate a prize, all gratefully received!

In the event that the weather doesn’t favour us, the event will take place in the village hall itself, where, alas, there’s no room for a bouncy castle…

Open to members of the local village and school community, families and friends: join the party on the Facebook Event page as well!

Fingers crossed for some fine weather: get the date in your diaries now, we’ll see you there!

Village Party for the Royal Wedding

What better way to celebrate the Royal Wedding (for all the monarchists amongst us), or a Spring Bank Holiday (for all the republicans!) than a party on the village playing fields on Friday 29 April ?

Whatever your views, it’s a great chance for all the community to come together; and hopefully the weather will be fantastic!

Plans are being mooted for a lively party on the village playing fields on the day, complete with bunting, music and food and drink.

If you’re interested in participating in the event or contributing towards making it happen, e-mail the forum by clicking here: the more, the merrier!