Platinum Jubilee events in Great Gidding

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June


The last 70 years in the Giddings…

What do you remember? Were you there for any of the many events that took place?

Did you know about the pig club, the dinner dances, the football club, the music society, the sports days, the village plan (the original one), the jazz club, the fruit and veg shows, the celebrations for the Queen’s silver jubilee, and of course the pantomimes (‘Oh yes I did,… Oh no you didn’t!’), to name just a few of the many community events that have taken place over the years.

Perhaps you were there, or would just like to know more about the history of the village if you’ve just moved in. If so, this display in the village hall will inform and bring back the memories through photographs, books and newspaper cuttings, programmes and original drafts of pantomimes, the fascinating photos of which must NOT be missed… (Oh yes they should, …Oh no they shouldn’t!)* and many other bits of memorabilia.

On both afternoons of Friday 3rd June and Saturday 4th from 2pm until 5pm, the village hall will be open for you to come and have a look. Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake as you walk around and reminisce…even if you weren’t in the village at the time it might bring back other memories of the reign of our queen for you.

We look forward to seeing you there and perhaps you can help us fill in any gaps in the history of the Giddings… This is not ‘just’ an exhibition, this is a part of the Giddings colourful history, and we hope you’ll come along and enjoy it.

*Apologies for the script writer getting carried away but that’s what reading too many pantomime scripts does to you………….’Oh no it doesn’t…!!’

The last 70 years in the Giddings

Sunday 5th June


Come along for a fun afternoon on Sunday 5th June as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Great Gidding.

The play is open to teams of two, aged 12 or over. Alternative games for the under 12s.

Bring a picnic, play pétanque, or just relax and spectate. A tasty barbecue and local beer will be available for a non-profit contribution and there’ll be prizes and a coveted trophy for the winning team!

Where: Petanque Court, next to the allotments in the Jubilee Wood, Great Gidding

What time: You are welcome to set up your chair/gazebo/picnic spot from 1pm. Play will start at 2pm (weather permitting).

So bring your family and friends, a picnic, and your boules sets if you have them and are happy to share with others (wipes will be available).

Everybody is very welcome as either player or spectator. If you’d like to play please let Paul or Krystyna know by 15th May.


Hope to see you there! 🤗🤓

Petanque in Great Gidding

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