Communities say I do to celebrate a right Royal day

COMMUNITIES across north Northumberland are coming together to celebrate the Royal wedding.

Events are being planned throughout the area, to be held on the day of the big event, on Friday, April 29.

A village party is taking place in the yard and the green at Rennington Village Hall from 3pm to 7pm and will feature a pooled tea with drinks provided. In the event of rain, it will be moved into the hall itself.

It is open to everyone in the parish, but visitors must confirm they are coming by calling 01665 577535 or 01665 577475 before April 21.

There will also be a party on the village green near the church in Rock from 1pm, which will be held in the Blacksmiths Hall if it is raining. 

There will be a £3 charge to cover the cost of meat and people should bring their own drinks. Anyone wishing to to come should call Rock Estate Office on 01665 579228 to give an idea on numbers.

In Shilbottle, a party will take place on the green at Tyelaw Meadows from 2pm, featuring a host of fun-filled family entertment including a talent show and games. There will also be a raffle, tombola and a pooled tea.

Anyone attending the event is asked to give a donation and any money left over will go to the Joseph Foot Foundation, in aid of village lad Matthew Phillips who died earlier this year.

Celebrations are also coming to Hadston on the day of the wedding.

The event, to be held at the Precinct and surrounding areas of the village from noon to 6pm, will include a rodeo bull, adult and children’s fancy dress, face-painting and a family treasure hunt.

A children’s tea party will also take place and tickets, priced £1, are available from the schools in the East Chevington parish, as well as from Hadston House.

Meanwhile, McCarthy & Stone – the UK’s largest retirement specialist – is celebrating the wedding by inviting the over 60s to raise a toast to the couple.

On April 26, 27, and 28, visitors to Alnwick’s Robert Adam Court, on Bondgate Without, will be welcomed with a celebratory glass of champagne and a slice of cake and will be able to take a tour of the complex.

Visitors will also receive a limited edition Royal Mint commemorative £5 coin (terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability) to take away and will be able to enter a prize draw to win a number of other prizes, including a National Trust family membership and a hamper.

If anyone else is organising a Royal wedding party, contact Gazette reporter James Willoughby on 01665 602234.