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Jubilee June 2002 in Cradley. A good time was had by all in spite of the weather conditions! Malvern Gazette

one of the stallsShelagh and Graham Nunn enjoy a glass of wine at their clothes stallMemorabiliaMoira Starkey's jam stallTony Madsen manning the beer tent - it got busier!!Bucket GolfHoop-la!Geoff Best in the stocks - spot the sponge!Refreshments in the ChurchChildren's art exhibits in the ChurchFrog RaceView from Church Tower1View from Church Tower2

Whats this I hear about a victorious tug of war team of girls not winning a barrel of cider!?!?
Jubilee Tug of War

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Bulldog spirit beats the rain in Cradley

PLENTY of British bulldog spirit kept the Cradley Jubilee Jambo-ree in full swing, despite the rain greeting stallholders setting up on Monday morning. Organiser Judi Creed-Newton said the day had been a great success. "It exceeded all our expectations," she said. "People came and supported us and we raised more than 2,000, which will be split between the church and village hall." She described the event as "a very good exercise in working together for the benefit of the community" and said it was one of Cradley's big successes. Two people who enjoyed themselves were Mike and Pat Ledbury, who performed music on the melodeon and drum in traditional British costume as Morning Dew, welcoming people into the churchyard at St James the Great Church, where many of the stalls were. Stallholders Gillian Lowder and Lynn Mitchell were both braving the rain in plastic macs to sell bric-a-brac gathered from houses in the village. Further along, the stall-lined road was a steam fair set up by the Vintage Tractor and Engine Club (West Midlands Group), where various engines were chugging and puffing away, their owners sheltering beneath umbrellas. Cream teas were served in the village hall, with stalls providing ploughman's lunches in the church. Elsewhere were all manner of stalls and sideshows, from `Splat the Rat' and the stocks to tombola and pony rides.

Ack. Malvern Gazette & Ledbury Reporter.

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...and these were the notices for the various activities...


Saturday, 1 June

7.45 pm at Cradley Church

The Ken Colyer Jazz Band give the New Orleans touch to hymns and spirituals. Tickets 8.00 from Cradley Stores include refreshments.

Sunday, 2 June

11.00 am at Cradley Church

Civic Service and Parish Picnic.

Arrow Valley Brass, a band of national reputation, lead the singing and play afterwards. Bring a picnic, hear the band.

12.00 till Tea at the Cliff e Arms

The Mathon Celebration. Pig Roast, Games, Stalls, Teas etc.

6.30 pm at Mathon Church

Village Songs of Praise. End the day, led by Jimmy's Band.

Monday, 3 June

12.00 to 6pm at Cradley Church Grounds and Village Hall.

Jubilee Jamboree. Stalls, Crafts, Lunches, Teas, Bar, Games, Tug 0' War, Pony Rides. Music Groups, Punch and Judy, Fancy Dress, and more

from 8.30 pm at Wild Goose Hill, Storridge (just N of A4103).

Jubilee Beacon Gathering. Bar-b-que, bring own food to grill, and drink. Beacon Fire about 10.00 pm

Tuesday, 4 June

7.30 pm Storridge Village Hall 1950's Evening

Dance to the Music of the '50s, memories quiz, wear '50s gear or red, white and blue if possible. Tickets £5 from Cradley Stores include supper.

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