Jubilee Barn Dance

Blythburgh celebrated Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee with a barn dance in the church. The church was decked with bunting and villagers enjoyed a ploughman's supper and danced until dark.  They then watched as the Blythburgh beacon, expertly constructed by Thomas Lond-Caulk, was lit by its creator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special floor was laid at one end of the nave and young and old spun together to the sound of live music and the caller's instructions.  And finally a reminder of the coronation in 1953. Blythburgh children dancing round a maypole in Priory Road.

By Alan Mackley on June 4th, 2012

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