The wrong date in the Standard did not stop the crowds turning out for a magnificent start to the Jubilee Celebrations. A willing throng of servers braved the busy A71 to provide customers with a feast, offering such delights as Beefeater sausage rolls, Oor Phil O’ Sandwiches, Queen of strawberry tarts, Her Majesty’s meringues,even English tea and of course the Commonwealth favourite IRN BRU.
The entertainment started with singing from The Loudoun Musical Society and then the recently formed Irvine Valley Children’s Choir gave patrons a glimpse of the tremendous potential of the talent being developed. The numerous stalls informed people of the attractions and organisations in the Town. The Tombolla and the Choir raffle sent some folk home happy and a busy stall sold ducks for the race on Tuesday 5th June.
The Brownies stall sold bags and bric-a-brac and the Rotary Club of Loudoun offered “Irvine Valley Scenes” a heavily illustrated book of life over three Centuries in Valley Towns.The event wound up around 1pm and thanks must go to DIG and their helpers (including some English folk who have recently moved to the Town) for the tremendous effort in setting up, serving and clearing up afterwards. Photos of the Day and the week will appear in pics and videos to give a lasting memory.