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The piper called the tune when the North Wootton Village Hall beacon lighting to usher in Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Thursday.

There were also a host of activities put on during the weekend.

On Friday was a Picnic on the Park held by Wootton Park Association and on Saturday a Platinum Jubilee party at the village hall.

North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The celebrations underway. MLNF-22PM06025
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The celebrations underway. MLNF-22PM06025

A bagpiper lent a twist to proceedings at 9pm on Thursday, when the lighting ceremony took place and joined more than 2022 beacons being lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories in recognition of The Queen’s long 70-year service.

North West Norfolk MP James Wild and borough mayor, councillor Lesley Bambridge, attended Saturday's Platinum Jubilee Party.

A £3,000 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund enabled the celebrations to go ahead.

North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The celebrations underway. MLNF-22PM06021
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The celebrations underway. MLNF-22PM06021

Speaking about these events plus a Queen's Green Canopy plaque unveiling, Will Border, chair of Wootton Park Association, said: "All four events went fantastically well.

"The Wootton Park one was run by me and heavily helped by The Woottons Football Club and other community groups.

Picnic on the Park – Wootton Park Association, Platinum Jubilee: Lottery Community Fund flag waving.
Picnic on the Park – Wootton Park Association, Platinum Jubilee: Lottery Community Fund flag waving.

"The Woottons FC organised the parking.

North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. MLNF-22PM06023
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. MLNF-22PM06023

"It was about bringing all parts of the community to come together in one place to celebrate.

"There was a dog show and the various community groups had gazebos. There were 37 gazebos in total."

The free entertainment on Saturday included live music from Swervy World and Claire Scollay; plus food and drink, village fete games, competitions, and memories and photos of the Coronation celebrations held in the village in 1953.

North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The celebrations underway. MLNF-22PM06024
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The celebrations underway. MLNF-22PM06024

There was also a display of photographs telling North Wootton's link to Sandringham, and of the Lynn to Hunstanton railway line.

North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The celebrations underway. MLNF-22PM06022
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. The celebrations underway. MLNF-22PM06022
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on June 2. MLNF-22PM06027
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on June 2. MLNF-22PM06027
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on June 2. MLNF-22PM06026
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on June 2. MLNF-22PM06026
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. MLNF-22PM06028
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. MLNF-22PM06028
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. MLNF-22PM06029
North Wootton Village Hall Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, June 2. MLNF-22PM06029


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