Starkholmes village has fun for all the family this weekend

Starkholmes Village Hall being opened in 1952
Starkholmes Village Hall being opened in 1952

A VILLAGE is holding a double Jubilee celebration tomorrow.

Starkholmes Village Fun Day will take place at the village hall, in Starkholmes Road.

The event is a double celebration of both the 60th anniversary of the village hall being opened and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The hall was officially opened by Cyril Harrison in March 1952.

It was a struggle to build it due to shortage of materials and the necessary fund–raising required in a background of post war austerity.

The first village hall was a Nissen hut and the prisoner’s of war put the swings up on the playing fields.

Visitors will be able to enjoy many attractions such as Maypole dancing, mediaeval stocks, fancy dress, ice cream, bar, burgers, tea and cakes, tombola and a variety of stalls.

There will also be entertainment from The Belly Dance Flames, Welliphant, Annette and her dancing dogs.

To open the fun day the new Village Queen Eleanor Heap will be crowned.

She will be attended by Princess Amira Almi, Rosebud Ellen Corke and Pageboy Felix Woodward.

The Starkholmes Fun Day starts at 1.30pm with the royalty and fancy dress participants walking on to the village playing fields where the opening ceremony will be performed at 2pm followed by the crowning of the Fun Day Queen.