Village traditions revived as Craster celebrates Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Craster and Dunstan parishes pulled out all the stops to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A small team of volunteers led by Jackie Reeves and Marion Gallon worked for months to bring it all together.

They started with a craft session in the village hall where regulars and visitors alike made jubilee-themed items.

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Celebrations then kicked off in style with a beach party around the harbour on the Thursday where a plethora of Elvises were to be seen.

Craster residents pose with the Queen.Craster residents pose with the Queen.
Craster residents pose with the Queen.

The beacon was lit on the north pier followed by fireworks.

The Cottage Inn hosted a 50s themed garden party and dance on Friday.

A photo exhibition of Craster in the 1950s was a highlight on Saturday.

Sybil Dawson unveiled the village photograph that the talented Andy Cowan had taken a few weeks ago. Sybil had been involved in the village celebrations for the coronation so she was an apt choice.

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A village football match was played.A village football match was played.
A village football match was played.

More vigorous activities followed with an hour of family fun involving sack races and rounders.

The afternoon saw a revival of a good old Craster tradition of a game of lads against lasses football.

On Sunday afternoon The Jolly Fisherman skiff offered taster rows and villagers were treated to a free cream tea made and served by the WI.

A time capsule was placed in the old kitchen under the hall floor.

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