Platinum Jubilee: Parish Picnic, Competitions & Sports at The Plough Inn

After a beautiful few days, the rain came down on Sunday – and it kept coming down …

Plough Inn (JF)
Plough Inn – Sunday June 5th 2022 (JF)
  • A close eye was kept on the weather forecast and, as bad weather looked more and more likely, urgent meetings were held, there was frantic messaging and a last minute leaflet drop.
  • The rain began overnight on Saturday and by 8.30am on Sunday we had had half an inch of rain and it was still going strong – fortunately, no thunder and lightning, though. Although it began to dry up by mid-afternoon, everywhere was cold, drenched and soggy – no good for the outdoor games.
  • Fortunately, Plan B kicked into action and the Plough Inn stepped in – excellent hosts for an indoor Parish Picnic. Everyone brought their own picnics and the bar was well-frequented; poshest picnic, best-dressed pooch and children’s fancy-dress all went beautifully, Chris hosted a Jubilee quiz and a lovely afternoon was had by all – even if it wasn’t quite what we all expected.
  • All the competitions were judged and prizes awarded by the Mayor of Rushcliffe and resident of Hickling, Cllr Tina Combellack.
  • It is hoped that a Parish Games day will materialise soon and we can have another go at the challenges, races and tug-of-war.

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Poshest Picnic:

Best Dressed Pooch:

Children’s Fancy Dress:

Chris’s Jubilee Quiz:

Copies of the quiz questions to follow: there was a picture round identifying actresses (and a couple of actors) who have portrayed the Queen; Jubilee, Royalty and music questions and a Task between each round – pockets, limericks, shoes and all kinds of mayhem.

The Rest (& general mayhem …):

Platinum Jubilee - general mayhem ...
Platinum Jubilee – Last Night of the Proms!
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Platinum Jubilee - general mayhem ...
Platinum Jubilee – Last Night of the Proms!
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Tug-of-War rope ready for action & looking forward to competitions for years to come.

Photographs & Galleries:

It is never too late to send us your photos and stories of the weekend – we look forward to hearing from you!