There was plenty of fun in Longhoughton last weekend as the community came together to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The event was staged on Saturday at Westfield Park and featured a busy programme of activities.
These included wood crafting, tattoo art, magic and refreshments, including a Union flag-decorated cake. Profits from the event will go towards other community activities.
Reflecting on the success of the event, a statement on the Longhoughton Village Development Trust website reads: ‘Huge thanks to all the willing helpers, bakers, tattoo artists, tea pourers, raffle-prize donators, crafters, Longhoughton’s very own wood-crafter extraordinaire Simon, the Alnmouth skiff, Funworld Amble, RAF Fire Service, Jack Strange the amazing magic man and the parish council for agreeing to our funding request to pay for him.
‘Also thanks to the Airplay Youth Team, Longhoughton Scouting, the face painter, the Co-op, Rock Cricket Club, Kids Bee Happy Sand Art and local postman Russell for delivering fliers and baking amazing carrot cakes and star raffle organiser Charlotte Boulter and everyone for popping along.
‘For our first attempt we hope you had a nice afternoon and we really cannot stress enough how much it means to see people getting stuck in and helping out! The woman who did the sand art was not from the area and commented to me that she does a lot of these types of events, but that today she sensed a real and genuine sense of community which she has not seen in a long time. I think that’s pretty good feedback to hear.’
For details, visit the Longhoughton Village Development Trust Facebook group.