Community unite to celebrate Queen’s Jubilee at Farningham church

PUBLISHED: 14:16 05 June 2012 | UPDATED: 12:20 06 June 2012


Seventy children attended a special Jubilee party at Farningham Church.

Each child was given a £5 silver crown and a commemorative mug to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee before planting an oak tree all of which was hosted by the Farningham Village Hill management committee.

After the children’s party, a firework display was culminated by a beacon being lit of top of the church’s tower by church warden Gerald Roome.

“All night we could see was the full moon,” said teacher Linda Cronin, 56, was the event photographer. “It was beautiful.”

A BBQ was attended by a “packed crowd” causing the alcohol to run out at the event.

“It was packed and we quickly finished the booze,” said Ms Cronin. “We were running around trying to find off licences to look for more.”

A mix of jazz and woodwind was played by the Darent Youth Band in the evening.

On the roof for the beacon lighting Mr Roome was accompanied by councillor Philip McGarvey.

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