I would like to express thanks to all involved with the fantastic Diamond Jubilee celebration held in Aislaby on bank holiday Monday.
It was a truly lovely day in the beautiful surroundings of the village, which looked great in the sunshine decked out in red, white and blue.
There was a lot of hard work involved in arranging the day and it paid off.
The event was held in the field in the centre of the village with marquees that housed competitions such as paintings, Victoria sandwich, flower displays and decorated hats.
There was a display from the silver jubilee, and not least the outstanding array of food all provided by the community for a faith tea. Accompanied by, tea in Diamond Jubilee mugs.
Outside there were traditional races; three legged, obstacle, etc, along with fairground games such as hook a duck, splat the rat and the stocks, (some soggy people)
There were some wonderful fancy dresses, and a very well attended pet parade. A treasure hunt was held throughout the village.
The day turned to evening with presentation of prizes and every child resident in the village receiving a jubilee coin, donated by the parish council followed by a barbecue and a Ceilidh, music and dancing, enjoyed by all.
The day came to an end with a firework display.
The day was not just a fitting Diamond Jubilee celebration but was an example of a British village at its very best.
Well done and thanks to all involved, you made the day memorable for me and my family and I am sure for all those who attended.
Sue Tiplady, Aislaby by email