Patchway celebrates with a Right Royal Knees Up for the Coronation
Patchway celebrated the Coronation with the town’s typical party spirit for a full week of community events, lunches, cream teas, street parties and even a cider and cheese festival.
Coniston Community Centre kick started the celebrations with an Older Person’s Tea Party on 30 April followed by a week of activities including a Lunchtime Concert, Prize Bingo and Crafting with Southern Brooks, and a Family Fun Day with South Gloucestershire Playscheme.
As the special weekend itself came into view, Patchway Sports & Social Club threw open the doors for families to watch the Coronation together with food and drinks, plus a fancy dress competition, indoor street party and colouring competition.
‘Coronation Tea & TV’ at the Community Hub in the Casson Centre welcomed regular users for a day of companionship, festive lunch and cream tea in a fantastically decorated setting.
Street parties were spotted across the town at Bevington Walk, Thirlmere Road and Redfield Road with the Mayor of Patchway making an appearance to chat and dance with residents.
The fun just kept on coming into Sunday as people relaxed into the celebration weekend. Snack Attacks in the Park was joined by none other that Paddington Bear for the BBQ in the Park – as well as the Mayor of Patchway.
And on the other side of the cricket pitch in Scott Park, Patchway Sports & Social Club carried on their Coronation Celebration with the very popular Cider & Cheese Festival. The Mayor was also seen at this one!
Patchway Community Centre took on the Royal baton on Monday with a Coronation Celebration Lunch and A Right Royal Clean Up joined Patchway with the King’s ‘Big Help Out’ programme with residents picking litter across the town.
The 2nd Patchway Scout Group Coronation Trail has pitted residents’ wits to explore the town to seeking out the hidden Crowns. And a certain ‘Royal visitor’ even made an appearance at Callicroft Primary School.
Patchway knows how to party. Well done to everyone who organised, participated, and helped make the Coronation weekend one to remember.