WEST NEWTON: Sunday School entertains The Queen
There were dramatic moments during the Queen’s visit to West Newton on Sunday.
In the village hall, Sunday School pupils performed a play based on the story of Samson and Delilah. They also acted out a short scene from the novel, Oliver Twist, to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens on February 7, 1812.
The Queen presented books to a total of 24 Sunday School children aged four to 17.
Earlier, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, she attended morning service in the village church. Worship was led by the Rev Jonathan Riviere.
Outside the church, she received numerous posies from waiting children and her vibrant purple outfit attracted favourable comments from the crowd.
It was a far cry from Sunday morning’s incident outside Buckingham Palace when a man carrying two knives was subdued by police using a Taser stun gun.
The Queen is now nearing the end of her traditional Christmas holiday at Sandringham. Today, she is due to visit Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital to open the new MRI unit.
Pupils of West Newton Sunday School with their books presented by the Queen
Picture: ALAN MILLER MLNF13AM02021
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