Weather can’t stop the fun in Rippingale

Back, from left, Erin Warcup, Dominic Whitaker, Jacob Garner, with Laurie Parncut, and John Tyer. Front, Neave Warcup, Taisie Warcup, Billy Weaver, William Ball
Back, from left, Erin Warcup, Dominic Whitaker, Jacob Garner, with Laurie Parncut, and John Tyer. Front, Neave Warcup, Taisie Warcup, Billy Weaver, William Ball

“WE are British so we carry on” was the defiant attitude of the residents of Rippingale who braved the bad whether to celebrate the diamond jubilee on Sunday.

Despite the rain the event continued with people taking part in a vintage sports day which included sack and egg and spoon races, learning about the history of the village and enjoying teas under the cover of marquees on the Jubilee Playing Field.

Jubilee celebration events committee chairman Laurie Parncutt said: “It rained but we pressed on regardless because of the amount of time and effort gone into organising everything.

“Despite the weather those people who did turn out were willing to weather the storm and have a good time.”

Laurie said: “We have very successfully filled the jubilee weekend with celebrations.

“With all the events we have run there is a good feeling in the village. They have brought people out and brought them together.”

The celebrations will come to a close on Tuesday with the final jubilee theme quiz in the village hall from 7pm.