The Corfe Castle Diamond Jubilee Committee, along with a number of supporting local organisations, developed a varied programme of events which covered all age groups, with the emphasis on fun involving everyone who wanted to join in, and lots of you did!
Thursday 29th March
Our honorable chairman, Robin Swaine, getting into the spirit of the occasion!
Any Tie Dinner - Our first official event was our Corfe Castle Diamond Jubilee Any Tie Dinner which took place on the 29th of March at Mortons House Hotel. Click here to see how much fun we had!
Saturday 2nd June
10am - Celebration Peel - The Bells of St Edward's rang a Celebration Peel to launch our festivities.

10am - 12pm - Treasure Hunt - From the Pre-School, through the village and back again! Winners received a Corfe Castle Diamond Jubilee Medal. Click here for the answers and to find out who won!

From 10am - Corfe Castle Open Gardens - An opportunity to see some of the beautiful gardens of Corfe Castle village. Open gardens were marked with a green balloon.

From 2pm - Cream Tea on St Edward's Church Lawn - Refreshments, stalls and a raffle from the heart of the village.

From 4pm - Drum Workshop in the Village Hall - Representatives from all areas of village life were invited to take part in the drum performance. The drummers learned a routine which was then performed at the Launch Event in the Castle Grounds. Click here to see the photos.

6.30pm - Drum Procession from the Village Hall to the Castle.

From 6.30pm - Launch Event in the Castle Grounds - We had a drum performance, a dance performance by FUSE and the children of Corfe Castle First School and entertainment from local band The Alibi. Unfortunately it wasn't really picnic weather, but we still had a great evening! Click here to see how good it was.
Sunday 3rd June
From 10am - Special Celebration Church Service at St Edward's Church - To celebrate the 60 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign.

From 12pm - The Big Lunch - We had a Hog Roast, an It's a Knockout Competition, a Tug-of-War competition and entertainment from local band The Alibi. Click here to see the photos.

Monday 4th June
10am to 4pm - Jubilee Fair - This took place in the castle grounds with lots of interesting stalls and entertainment. Click here to see what went on.

10.30am - Margaret Green Dog Show - part of the Jubilee Fair in the castle grounds.

2pm - "A Snapshot in Time" - We took a picture of as many villagers as we possibly could during the Jubilee Fair in the castle grounds.

10.15pm - Lighting of the Beacon - Our beacon on Challow Hill was part of a chain of 2012 beacons which were lit across the country to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Tuesday 5th June
2pm - 5pm - Corfe Castle Village Tea Party - Fun for all the family, with prize giving, the presentation of mugs to the village children and fantastic tea, cakes and sandwiches provided by the ladies of Aquarius. The prize giving was carried out by Ian Tarbotton with help from Monica Williams and Penny Smith; who both turn 60 this year! We'd been hoping to do it all on the school field but the weather was against us and we moved everything inside and had a fabulous afternoon in the village hall instead! Click here so see how it went!
All Week

Jubilee Exhibition - An exhibition of images was held in the Town Hall organised by Corfe Castle Town Trust.

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