On the Thursday evening many hundreds gathered on Uphill Hill to see the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon by a representative of the Queen via the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset , the Town Mayor and her consort, the Chair of North Somerset Council and the Chair of the organisers, Uphill Village Society.
On the Saturday evening there was a full house at St Nicholas Church for a Jubilee Prom Concert provided by Worle Wind Band although Paddington was not in attendance as he was otherwise engaged at the Palace. Even the outside of the church was illuminated in red, white and blue.
On Sunday the Picnic in the Park sadly had to be cancelled (the ground was too wet to picnic and by 3 o’clock the rain was coming down) but the village still partied – in their own front gardens, in the street and in the church. The streets and houses had plenty of bunting and the church gave a tremendous welcome to all who set foot inside not to mention the cakes and scones. The spread there was amazing with all who attended appreciative of the other goodies on offer. Well done everyone who organised the event there.
And how Uphill partied elsewhere! With various roads putting on their own street party and what fun they had – the raw egg throw and catch in one road looked great fun, unless you were unlucky to have the egg break when you caught it.
Her Majesty would be delighted to know Uphill celebrated her 70 year reign so well!