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.