The Jubilee Hunt at Clough Hall Park today was another resounding success for the Friends of Clough Hall Park Group The intention was not to make a profit but to give children a good morning out and to have something to remember the Queen's Jubilee. However, a profit of £50 was made despite the fact that £80 was spent on prizes together with very kind donations from some local businesses.
The day commenced with ex Councillor for the Talke Ward, John Parsons, who is an award winning Town Crier, walking the streets around the Park shouting about the event. He ran a Town Crier competition for the children and Councillor Gillian Burnett, Kidsgrove Town Mayor presented the boy and girl winners with a Jubilee medal. Gillian judged the Best Dressed Royal Competition and the winner received a commemorative £5 coin and all entrants with a Jubilee mug. Many thanks go to the Mayor and her Consort for attending on what is a busy day for them.
82 children entered the Hunt, all receiving a bran tub prize. There was also a prize draw and the lucky winners received some great prizes.
It was wonderful that there was no wind and plenty of sunshine and people were able to sit outside and enjoy delicious cakes and drinks.
The Group is indebted to Newcastle Borough Council wardens for rising at the crack of dawn and erecting gazebos and seating and generally helping out in any way they could. The Group are now starting to prepare for further activities in the Park during the summer holidays.
Many thanks to all who supported the event.