Silver Jubilee Celebrations, 1977

Title

Silver Jubilee Celebrations, 1977

Subject

A selection of images from Oakridge's 1977 Queen's Silver Jubilee Celebrations.
  1. A 'call to arms'
  2. The Ambitious Programme
  3. Oakridge Society Footpath Walk, 5th June 1977
  4. Weare's, Webb's and Wright's
  5. H. Pheby, Mrs A. Penmore, Miss B. Hunt and G. Penmore
  6. Lillyhorn Farm
  7. Silver Jubilee Fayre, 23rd April
  8. Gillian Merritt wearing address with 625 buttons sown on to it by Mrs. B.Kirkwood - the 'guess the number of buttons' competition!
  9. Mrs Marjorie Pheby, Mrs. Olive Hunt and Mrs. Susan Hunt
  10. Mrs Anne Archbold, Mrs Eva Shipton, Mrs Ann Fry, Mrs Phyllis Edwards and Mrs. Meryl Short
  11. Oakridge WI Walkabout, 2nd July - Mrs Marjorie Pheby, Mrs Phyllis Edwards, Mrs Jackie Lacy and Gail Lacy at Pipers Cottage
  12. Back : Mrs Shipton, Mrs Lacey, Mrs A.Penmore, Mrs M.Fern, Mrs Jill Hobson, Mrs Betty Kirkwood Front : Jane & Gail Lacey
  13. Mrs Bristow, Miss Georgette Epitaux and Mrs Betty Merritt in Penn House Garden
  14. Mr Fern in Fancy Dress
  15. Harvest Supper, 8th October Organisers L - R :Mary Greetham, Frances Pyecroft, Meryl Short, Evelyn Weare, Betty Merritt, Rene Wagstaffe, Mary Hunt, Betty Kirkwood, Grace Cooke, Mary Davies, Celia Short, Marjorie Pheby
  16. Tree Planting outside "The Knoll"at Bournes Green, 12th NovemberMalus Tschonoskii Presented by Oakridge Garden ClubL - R Edward Clayton and Walter Wright
  17. Tree Planting by the Pavilion in the Recreation Field, 21st November Sorbus Aria "Whitebeam" Lutescens Presented by the SchoolL - R Mrs Fisher, Stephen Hemming, Mrs Meryl Short and Miss Stella Harrison
  18. Tree Planting on Fountain Piece, 26th November Sorbus Vilmorinii Presented by the Oakridge Society L - R Herbert Kirkwood, Harry Couldrey, Chris Abbey, Harry Pheby, Frank Bowen and Miss K. Patton
  19. Tree Planting by the signpost at Waterlane, 11th DecemberRed Flowering Horse Chestnut Presented by the Silver Jubilee CommitteeEdwin Bucknell holding the tree, Martin Green with the spade
  20. Tree Planting on the Green by"Berwyn"Far Oakridge, 13th NovemberSorbus Parkiensis Presented by the Silver Jubilee CommitteeL - R Mrs Say, Mrs M. Hunt, Miss Hayward, Mrs D. Megginson, Mr Say, Mr G. Megginson, Valerie Fry, Mr Hunt, Ann Fry
  21. Fancy Dress Foorball Match
  22. Silver Jubilee Draw, 6th June
  23. Retired Persons Tea organised by the Harvest Supper Committee
  24. Harvest Supper Committee L - R :Mrs M. Hunt, Mrs Mary Greetham, Mrs Mary Davies, Gillian and Betty Merritt, Mrs Grace Cooke, Mrs Rene Wagstaffe, Mrs E. Weare, Mrs Ann Archbold and Mrs Betty Kirkwood
  25. The Jubilee Cake
  26. Beautiful Floral Display and a Carnation Buttonhole for each Guest
  27. Jubilee day Bonfire, 6th June

Description

The Queen's Silver Jubilee was celebrated in style by Oakridge.

An organising committee was established in January 1977 under the Chairmanship of H.W. Kirkwood the then Chairman of the Oakridge Society, assisted by the Secretary Mrs. D. Megginson.

The committee met at the Butcher's arms and comprised of one member drawn from each of the societies within the village. The first image is the 'call to arms' and the second the extensive and ambitious programme the committee developed.

The images are all taken from Mr Kirkwood's own scrapbook he kept of the events that year.

The majority of funds were raised by the Fayre and Raffle together with a grant of £100 from the Bisley Parish Council.

Charitable donations of £421 were made including £50 to The Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal.

And, as you can see, a good time was had by all!

Source

Oakridge History Group

Contributor

H. W. Kirkwood

Files

A 'call to arms'
The Ambitious Programme
Oakridge Society Footpath Walk, 5th June 1977
Weare's, Webb's and Wright's
H. Pheby, Mrs A. Penmore, Miss B. Hunt and G. Penmore
Lillyhorn Farm
Silver Jubilee Fayre, 23rd April
Gillian Merritt wearing address with 625 buttons sown on to it by Mrs. B.Kirkwood - the 'guess the number of buttons' competition!
Mrs Marjorie Pheby, Mrs. Olive Hunt and Mrs. Susan Hunt
Mrs Anne Archbold, Mrs Eva Shipton, Mrs Ann Fry, Mrs Phyllis Edwards and Mrs. Meryl Short
Oakridge WI Walkabout, 2nd July - Mrs Marjorie Pheby, Mrs Phyllis Edwards, Mrs Jackie Lacy and Gail Lacy at Pipers Cottage
Back : Mrs Shipton, Mrs Lacey, Mrs A.Penmore, Mrs M.Fern, Mrs Jill Hobson, Mrs Betty Kirkwood Front : Jane & Gail Lacey
Mrs Bristow, Miss Georgette Epitaux and Mrs Betty Merritt in Penn House Garden
Mr fern in Fancy Dress
Harvest Supper, 8th OctoberOrganisers L - R :Mary Greetham, Frances Pyecroft, Meryl Short, Evelyn Weare, Betty Merritt, Rene Wagstaffe, Mary Hunt, Betty Kirkwood, Grace Cooke, Mary Davies, Celia Short, Marjorie Pheby
Tree Planting outside "The Knoll"at Bournes Green, 12th NovemberMalus Tschonoskii Presented by Oakridge Garden ClubL - R Edward Clayton and Walter Wright
Tree Planting by the Pavilion inthe Recreation Field, 21st November Sorbus Aria "Whitebeam" Lutescens Presented by the SchoolL - R Mrs Fisher, Stephen Hemming, Mrs Meryl Short and Miss Stella Harrison
Tree Planting on Fountain Piece, 26th November Sorbus Vilmorinii Presented by the Oakridge Society L - R Herbert Kirkwood, Harry Couldrey, Chris Abbey, Harry Pheby, Frank Bowen and Miss K. Patton
Tree Planting by the signpostat Waterlane, 11th DecemberRed Flowering Horse Chestnut Presented by the Silver Jubilee CommitteeEdwin Bucknell holding the tree, Martin Green with the spade
Tree Planting on the Greenby"Berwyn"Far Oakridge, 13th NovemberSorbus Parkiensis Presented by the Silver Jubilee CommitteeL - R Mrs Say, Mrs M. Hunt, Miss Hayward, Mrs D. Megginson, Mr Say, Mr G. Megginson, Valerie Fry, Mr Hunt, Ann Fry
Fancy Dress Foorball Match
Silver Jubilee Draw, 6th June
Retired Persons Tea organised by the Harvest Supper Committee
Harvest Supper CommitteeL - R :Mrs M. Hunt, Mrs Mary Greetham, Mrs Mary Davies, Gillian and Betty Merritt, Mrs Grace Cooke, Mrs Rene Wagstaffe, Mrs E. Weare, Mrs Ann Archbold and Mrs Betty Kirkwood
The Jubilee Cake
Beautiful Floral Display and a Carnation Buttonhole for each Guest
Jubilee day Bonfire, 6th June

Citation

“Silver Jubilee Celebrations, 1977,” Oakridge Archives, accessed June 25, 2024, https://oakridgearchives.omeka.net/items/show/324.

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