Residents of Wreningham will be hanging out the flags and celebrating in style over the Coronation weekend in early May.
A packed programme of events will centre on the village hall and begin with Coronation-themed cocktails and mocktails in the Witch & Wren Social Club on Thursday May 4, from 7pm.
On Friday May 5, from 6pm, an exhibition of Coronation-inspired artwork from village school children will be open to visitors in the village hall and a Right Royal Quiz will take place in the bar from 7pm. You can register your team of up to six people at email@example.com
On the day of the Coronation, Saturday May 6, bells will be rung at All Saints Church in the village. Live screening of the Coronation and Processions will be available in the W&W Bar from 11am, followed by The Big Lunch from 12 noon. A barbecue will be run from 4 to 6.30pm and there will be live music from JacksBack from around 6pm, with free entry.
On Sunday May 7, there will be live country music from 2 to 6pm in the village hall. Bells will be rung again at All Saints Church from 6.15pm with a special service at 6.30pm.
On Bank Holiday Monday, May 8, volunteers are welcome to join the Village Big Help Out from 9am to 1pm, meeting in the village hall. Tasks will include maintenance and tidying up at All Saints Church, the school and playing field and village litter pick. Everyone is welcome and a free first drink will be available to volunteers in the Witch & Wren Bar afterwards, courtesy of the village hall.
David Tinsley, one of the organisers, said: “Wreningham has had a long tradition of bringing the community together to celebrate royal occasions. In 1897 we were celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria with food, drink, music, games and awards. So come along and join us as we continue that tradition for the Coronation of King Charles.”
Pictured above are some of the organisers of the Wreningham Coronation Weekend activities, from the left, Sue and Mick Ryder, John Knight, David and Pat Tinsley. Picture by Michael Hill.