The Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend here in the UK was a huge event. We were fortunate to be able to partake in several activities not only in Pradoe but also at Youlgrave in the Peaks District
We headed to Youlgrave on Friday morning. This is about 2.5 hours drive northeast of where we are based. We had a delightful drive through the English countryside, passing little villages and hamlets that were centuries old. The stone walls were very reminiscent of the Otago Peninsula.
We had been invited to stay with the parents of my nephew James’ wife , Gen. We joined the family at the Youlgrave Village street party. The main road through the village was closed and set up with tables all joined together.
The whole village gathered in front of the Church for a photograph.
We all went back to Irene & Chris’ home (Gens’ Parents) and sat outside in the sun chatting to the extended family and village friends
We were made to feel very welcome and after a comfortable night’s sleep, headed back to Pradoe to help set up for their Jubilee BBQ that night
Sunday morning was wet and cold for the cleanup, but no one seemed to mind.