Dallington celebrates Jubilee

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DALLINGTON was one of the first Wealden villages to start celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Last Wednesday tables were set up, dressed overall in red, white and blue, flags were waved, crowns were worn and the bunting was flying.

Children from the primary school were joined by toddlers from local nursery schools and grown-ups from the whole village who came together to enjoy an outdoor feast.

Villagers in Little Horsted are invited to the lighting of the village’s celebratory beacon at 10pm on Monday, June 4.

Spokesman Trevor Nash told the Express: “The event will be held on the school playing field where there is a wonderful view of the South Downs so people will be able to see all the beacons lit up. There’ll be a marquee with wine and nibbles so the whole village is invited. It would be a good idea to bring a folding chair.”

Other events range from village street parties and Uckfield’s massive town celebration to a flower festival, concert and Jubilee tree planting ceremony in Heathfield.