Many thanks to Pip Oxenbury Chairman of the Hoskyns Memorial Hall committee, his wife Angie, and his merry band of helpers.  Many hands make light work and they villagers were out in force to make the Street Party a great success.  Special thanks to Alastair and Martyn for ensuring safety and efficiency during the afternoon.

151 villagers and guests were entertained.

The afternoon started well with dry weather, a Royal Toast and Robson James keeping everyone informed and entertained through the PA system. 

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Everyone brought their own picnics and mingled while playing games and the judging of the crown’s.  Tea and cake was served at 2pm.

Outdoor skittles was set up in the dry.

The onset of drizzle didn’t stop the team skittles starting and as the competition got underway, the heavens opened.  Competition between the teams was fierce and inevitably, the result was decided with a 3way skittle off.  Martyn Oliver won the day for Pip’s team.  A well deserved victory.

Rain did not stop play. Skittles went on in the rain until Pip’s team were declared the winners.

Despite the wet end, spirits remainder high and willing helpers tidied everything away quickly and Church Lane was reopened on time.