Braithwell, Micklebring and Clifton History and Heritage

 

Braithwell & Micklebring – 1977 Royal Silver Jubilee Celebrations

 

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Dear Villagers,

As you know, 1977 is Royal Silver Jubilee Year. A committee of Braithwell and Micklebring residents has been formed and Tuesday, 7th June, we hope to hold village celebrations. Its is proposed that during the morning there will be a Parade of Decorated Floats and a Fancy Dress Parade for all ages, and it is hoped that individuals will decorate the outside of their houses, to add to this festive occasion. 

From 2.00pm to approximately 5.00 pm, games, e.g. Knock-out-Cricket, Tug-of Ware, etc. will be held on the school field, when light refreshments will be served. From 4.00pm to 6.00pm a disco/party will take place at the school for children under 14 years of age. In the evening there is to be a dance for all village people, in the School Hall. 

Perhaps you would like to give a small donation to assist in financing the celebrations. If so, please place it in the envelope provided and one of the committee will collect it during the next few days. 

The Parish Council will be providing Jubilee Crowns for all children up to 16 years of age (inclusive) by 31st August 1977. Please complete the tear-off slip below state ages and dates of birth of our child(ren) and hand it to the collector.

Thank you in anticipation of your help and cooperation. 

 

NOTICE to Villagers – Late May 1977

Dear Villagers,

The Committee says “THANK YOU” for your very generous response to the house to house collection towards financing the Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday 7th June. This totalled £227.52. 

The day’s festivities are to commence at 10:00am, with the judging of the decorated trailers outside Braithwell School, followed by a procession of Trailers and Fancy Dress (led by Maltby Miners’ Band) down the High Street, turning right up Ashton Lane to the road junction for Micklebring, through the village of Micklebring and back along Micklebring Lane to the school. Where the Fancy Dress will be judged. 

The classes for Fancy Dress are:- Children under 5 years, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 11 years and 12 t 16 years. It is hoped that adults will also participate in the Fancy Dress. Starting at 2:00pm on the School Field there will be various types of entertainment, Knock-out-Cricket, Tug-of-War, Games and Competitions, etc. 

The classes for Knock-out-Cricket teams and Tug-of-War are:-

Up to 8 years 1 team (7 boys and girls mixed) 4 and 3

9 to 11 years 1 team (7 boys and girls mixed) 4 and 3

12 to 17 years 1 team (7 boys and girls mixed) 4 and 3

18 onwards … 2 teams ( 1 boys and 1 girls )

Anyone interested should contact Mr. Odlin of the Butchers Arms for the cricket and Mr Peter Dunstan, Ashton Farm, High street, Braithwell, for the Tug-of-War, but entries will be taken on the field. Light refreshments are to available from 3.00pm.

From 4.00pm to 6.00pm for children under 14 years of age, there is to be a Grand Party in the School Hall, followed by a Youth Club Dance from 7.00pm to 9.30pm and to bring our days celebrations to a close there will be a dance for the adult residents of Braithwell and Micklebring. 

A prize has been kindly donated for the best decorated house and a judge will tour both villages some time during the day. 

The souvenir Jubilee Crowns for children up to 16 years were to have been distributed on Thursday 26th May. These were ordered in February, but unfortunately we are experiencing difficulty in acquiring them from the Bank in time. We must therefore regretfully postpone distribution and will publicise a new date as soon as we are able. 

We hope for a fine day and that you will all come and join in the fun.

 CLICK HERE to see  - Silver Jubilee Celebrations Souvenir Brochure with results of competitions

 

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1977 Silver Jubilee Floats at Micklebring Floats going down Braithwell High street

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Jubilee Floats at Braithwell cross  Children at roadside watching floats

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Villagers at roadside watching Floats go by 1977 Jubilee Fancy Dress Parade at Braithwell Village School

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Jubilee Fancy Dress Parade at Braithwell school
Judging the Fancy Dress Competition

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Judging the Fancy Dress Competition Having some fun!
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Fancy dress and onlookers  If only the pictures were in colour!