Family fun at Cottesmore Village Hall for jubilee celebrations

From left: Abby Rowley, eight, with her brother Callum, 13, and sisters Olivia, two, and Megan, 11, enjoying the big bouncy slide

From left: Abby Rowley, eight, with her brother Callum, 13, and sisters Olivia, two, and Megan, 11, enjoying the big bouncy slide

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FAMILIES in Cottesmore gathered for a day of traditional games to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee today (Saturday).

The event was held at the village hall, in Main Street, and crowds of people turned up for a host of free fun and entertainment.

Nicola Byrne, of Cottesmore History and Archaeology Group, with the group's royal memorabilia collection

Nicola Byrne, of Cottesmore History and Archaeology Group, with the group's royal memorabilia collection

The event included a puppet show, running races, bouncy slide, a crown and hat competition, as well as music and jokes from the Jester from Leicester and a fish and chip supper.

A royal memorabilia collection, organised by Cottesmore History and Archeology Group, was also on show for visitors.

Debbie and Dene Rowley, of Nether Close, Cottesmore, were at the event with their four children Callum, 13, Megan, 11, Abby, eight, and Olivia, two.

Debbie, 39, said: “It’s a nice family day out. There’s a lot of people we know from the village here so it’s good to all get together for an occasion like this.”

Organiser Diana Toy said: “It’s so wonderful to be able to do this for the village.

“We’ve been planning it for weeks, with great support from the parish council, and putting together all the bunting.

“We held an event 10 years ago for the golden jubilee and it was great then, so we’ll all have a very happy time I’m sure.”