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Sunday 3 June 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

These photos and videos were taken during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Burton Green.

Burton Green Jubilee Mosaic

A series of 3 mosaics is being constructed under the guidance of local Resident Helen Clues.

These mosaics will ultimately be erected at a site in the village, outdoors.

In this video, Eileen Nisbet, and Helen Clues, talk about the Jubilee Mosaic...

Art on the Greenway

Art on the Greenway is an exhibition of various forms of art, by local artists.

This Crown was made for the Jubilee by local resident Elizabeth Thompson.

The exhibition has been organised principally by Marlene Hills, on behalf of The Friends of the Greenway.

Many of the exhibits are for sale, a percentage of proceeds going Friends of the Greenway and the Village Hall.

In this video Marlene Hills speaks about the Greenway, and shows us briefly round some of the exhibits...

Just two further imaginative items that caught my eye....

A large piece of embroidery, a flower design, by Sheila Rowley.

This was a very bold and striking piece.

(I don't know who the artist is).

Local History Exhibit - the Past 60 Years in Burton Green

An exhibition showing the history of Burton Green during the Queen's reign has been organised, principally by Janet Stanworth.

In this video, Janet Stanworth talks about the exhibition...

Burton Green in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Larger images of the photos of Burton Green School and accompanying information are available on the Burton Green School Page on this website.

Burton Green in the 2000s.

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The Jubilee Picnic

The Bring-Your-Own Jubilee Picnic was held on the school sports field...

Some of Burton Green's best known characters...

Janet and Peter Stanworth, suitably attired for the occasion.

Jerry Marshall.

Deidre and Mike Vernon...

The Jubilee Beacon 

Our Official Jubilee Beacon was at Long Meadow Farm.

This is one of the highest points in Warwickshire with a clear view over the Avon Valley below.

Peter Stanworth climbs a ladder and dousts the Beacon with acclerant.

These people are looking to the left, away from the fire, because this is where the view is, across and up the Avon Valley. We should have been able to see several other beacons.

This is the best photo I could get (using a telephoto lens).

With the naked eye it was almost impossible to tell if any of these tiny dots were beacons. The rows of dots that form straight lines are road lighting, possibly the A46 between Kenilworth and Coventry.

More scenes of lighting the Beacon on this video...

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