Cheers: Residents of Stuntney raised a glass of champagne in a loyal toast to Her Majesty

GLASSES of champagne were raised in a loyal toast to Her Majesty when around 140 people sat down at Stuntney’s Diamond Jubilee street party on Monday.

Anthony Morbey proposed the toast, as villagers enjoyed excellent food and good company at the event, which meant the street was closed to normal traffic.

Horse and trap rides ferried people to the specially decorated Holy Cross Church, where tea and coffee were served during the day, and in the afternoon both adults and children enjoyed traditional games, including egg & spoon, three-legged and sack races, finishing up with a tug o’ war.

Inside the Stuntney Clubrooms a fascinating display of photographs and memorabilia recalled Stuntney at the time of the Queen’s coronation in 1953.

Stuntney Village Council Rodney Vincent said: “This was a fantastic effort by many people who worked together to make this a memorable day.”

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