Saturday, 30 April 2011

A Day of History


Preparing for the tea party on the village green - a sharing and caring meal; standing room only by the time everyone had arrived, out of our houses, from village and hamlet, catching up with neighbours and friends we had not seen all winter.


A Loving Cup: as we left, each household was given a commemorative 'royal wedding' terracotta mug, made especially for the occasion by the village pottery. I still have a similar one celebrating the Millennium; much cherished, for that was another day in history - another celebration, another year.

7 comments:

  1. We watched, rejoiced and felt tears of happiness and remembrance stain our cheeks. No village tea on this side of the pond, but I did celebrate with a cuppa and a fresh scone. Indeed, no one does pomp and ceremony and tradition as well, congratulations!
    Erin

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  2. It was such a lovely wedding - the looks they kept giving each other were very sweet. How terrific to celebrate the day with the village. I had to catch up after work watching on TV (here in NY, USA) with the 11 year old complaining he didn't understand why girls liked dumb stuff like weddings.

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  3. What a lovely village you live in Ann - that terracotta drinking vessel is to be coveted - a lovely memento of a sharing joyful day!

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  4. Ah! Whatever our views on the monarchy, these events do touch something deep in our psyche. A remembrance of more ancient times perhaps? It looks like a lovely day in your community, and they were indeed a couple in love with each other. xxx

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  5. Since PW, the D of C is in the RAF, I was very surprised that he did not salute the Lancaster when it flew over. It would have been both a nod to history and a touching gesture.

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  6. It was such a lovely wedding. I woke-up at 4:30 AM to be sure not to miss it. I loved all of the celebration. What a lovely terra cotta cup you have to commemorate such a festive occasion.
    Be well and enjoy May.

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  7. Hi Anne
    what a lovely momento...and what lovely memories you will have...hope you are all well...love H

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