A right royal do !
This weekend marked a very special public celebration of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday and many of our communities didn’t want to miss the opportunity to socialise and celebrate Derwen style! Here’s a snapshot of what they got up to …
Churchview House, Newport
With the sun reigning down, residents came together around the communal barbie for sumptious food and drink and lots of good old chat. There was even a special appearance from the lady of the moment herself!
A lovely time was had by all …
Chris said: ‘it was an enjoyable afternoon and it’s nice for everyone to get together and have a chat.’
Iris loved being the Queen for the day and said: ‘I’m having an absolutely wonderful birthday and enjoying every minute’
Clive said: ‘It’s great that these celebrations are bringing people together’
Cwrt TwynCarn, Cwmcarn
Organised by Cwrt Twyncarn resident Kay Davies, the small local community came together at Cwmcarn’s village hall to join in the birthday celebrations.
With lots of food to enjoy and stalls to peruse there was something for both the young and old to enjoy. A big shout out must go out to Kay, who worked tirelessly in the heat, preparing the hall and food since 9am. Kay said:‘It’s been worth it to see other people enjoying it and all the community have joined in.’
Eileen said, ‘I had had a lovely afternoon, sociable and lovely food.’
Janet said, ‘It has been really good. Lots of hard work gone into it by Kay.’
Manor Court, Usk
Residents of Manor Court joined in the community spirit to celebrate the Queen’s birthday with a fun day hosted by the town of Usk.
Held on the fields of Owain Glyndwr, everybody basked in the glorious sun whilst enjoying their picnic delights! There was plenty of fun for all the family with local acts performing throughout the day. Games and competitions for both children and adults included ‘make a crown’ competition and bake a birthday cake competition. The cakes were then shared between everyone whilst the brass band played happy birthday.
Article added 13th June 2016