Strand on the Green preparations for the Jubilee

Image above: Strand on the Green; photograph Jennifer Griffiths

Sunday 5 June Jubilee celebration. 12 noon – 6pm

Lucy Cufflin describes the events planned for Strand on the Green

With June fast approaching we have been really busy down here at Strand on the Green planning our Jubilee celebration on the banks of the Thames. Its free to come along and everyone is welcome.

We planted the seed of an idea but locals have risen to the occasion with huge enthusiasm – Fullers are bringing their horses and dray for rides, courtesy of the Bell & Crown, local school bands are performing, Morris dancers will be dancing, the paddle boarders will be out paddling and local bands providing live music.

We have blue badge guided walks, a free self-guided treasure hunt to follow along the Strand, a jubilee cake stall, grand raffle, games and competitions.

The Steam Packet is providing the music, The City barge wine tasting and face painting and to end the day we are very excited to announce we have plans afoot for an inter-pub rowing race  – so come and cheer your favourite team along!

We are closing the road for our activities leaving the green spaces by the river for everyone to park themselves with a picnic or buy fantastic food and drink locally – lots of ‘specials’ on offer!

I’m reminded of the song

When the weather is fine you know it’s the time
For messin’ about on the river
If you take my advice there’s nothing so nice
As messin’ about on the river

We’ve been thrilled by the generosity and enthusiasm of everyone locally and a big thanks to the support of Hounslow Council so come and join us on 5 June and celebrate our beautiful corner of the Thames.

Image above: Strand on the Green in winter; photograph Joanna Raikes

Competitions

Before the 5th why not enter one of our friendly and fun competitions? Winners announced on the day. Great prizes and all entries will be displayed on the Chiswick Calendar website, outside Fullers offices on the Strand and on the SOGA and GPG website.

18s and under and 19 and over in each category.

All entries by email initially to lucycufflin@gmail.com by 20th May 2022

Photography – submit a photo that captures ‘The spirit of Strand on the green’

Art – Design a Coat of Arms that represents Strand on the Green to you

Poetry – compose a poem inspired by ‘what Strand on the Green means to you’ no more than 25 lines

Limerick – a limerick starting with ‘a lady from Strand on the Green’ or other 2 syllable descriptive

Here’s a taster limerick to start you off ……

A dachshund from Strand on the Green
Often heard, but seldom was seen
New shoes big and tall
Made big what was small
A visible, barking machine!

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