Gosfield Diamond Jubilee celebrations – Picnic in the Park


Wow – what a day in Gosfield! Hundreds of villagers, friends and family packed the playing field for the Jubilee Picnic in the Park on Monday 4th June.

The weather was kind and people were able to enjoy their picnics in the open, or under the protection of the many gazebos – but the rain held off. Some of the picnics were pretty impressive too – as was the beer tent and BBQ, courtesy of the King’s Head.

Highlights of the day included the culmination of weeks’ of hard work and practice from the two specially formed groups -Gosfield Community Choir and The Gosfield Morris Men – both of which did themselves and the village proud. It was a real day for families and enjoyment at being together as a community.

One resident wrote ‘ It captured the essence of village life - a meeting of all sorts united in living together in harmony. There were just enough happenings organised to bring us altogether to have fun, and enable us to enjoy being together. A lovely atmosphere culminating in the excitement of lighting the beacon.

A great day with memories of our own day mingling in the pageantry of the national events.’

It was, in fact, a fantastic day for the community and there was a tremendous atmosphere the whole time. Remember, things like this don’t happen by themselves – thanks to everyone who got involved.

In the evening there was a free open air ceilidh followed by the lighting of the Gosfield Jubilee Beacon.