West Hatch Platinum Jubilee Events

Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 5th June 2022


Thursday 2nd June – Bonfire/Beacon in Lower West Hatch -– BYO drinks.   This will be held at dusk in Stuart Doble’s field near to the large oak tree. Simultaneously, for less physically-able people, we are hoping to set up a small beacon in the Church field.

Friday 3rd June – We will be having open local garden visits – these will be free – from 2pm to 4pm, with refreshments in the Village Hall (TA3 5RJ), which will be open from 2pm to 5pm. This will be combined with a cake-baking competition with entries sought for: savoury and sweet cakes, cakes made by men, gluten-free cakes, cakes made by children under 12, and 12-16 years.

Sunday 5th June, 12 noon Jubilee Celebration Service at WH church,  including villagers’ memories of the Queen’s accession and coronation.

Sunday 5th June, 1pm onwards – ‘Street’ party with BBQ hog roast with vegetarian and other diet options, salads, puddings and pizza-making for children using our new pizza oven, with music by Chris Luck and friends, to be held in Church Field, West Hatch (TA3 5RJ). We are also lucky to have Michael Yorke taking us on carriage rides with his Suffolk horses. Following an ice breaker event, we will have games to include: Petanque, Blocks and Batons, Welly-Wanging, Table Tennis. The charge will be £10 for adults and £5 for under-16s.


Contact Margaret Luck to reserve your place: 01823 480445; msluck50@yahoo.com



Other West Hatch Events


Felt-making session, Saturday 21st May, starting 10am and finishing at 12 noon – In aid of Ukraine’s DEC Appeal at West Hatch Village Hall (TA3 5RJ) we are offering a felt-making session, kindly led by Andrea Coleman who is donating her time and the materials. The cost of the session is a minimum donation of £15.  We will limit numbers so it is important to book in quickly.

You will have a fun morning supporting the Ukrainian Appeal learning how to make handmade felt. You will make patchwork felt, using pure merino wool, silk and other fabrics. You can choose whether to make fingerless gloves or a glasses case. This fun technique needs no sewing, just a sharp pair of scissors and your own creative hands. Bring with you an old towel and sharp scissors.

The cost of the session is a minimum donation of £15 and you will make either fingerless gloves or a glasses case. This will be a two hour workshop. We will limit numbers so it is important to book in quickly.

After the session ends, there will be a light lunch on offer at 12.30 again with a minimum donation of £5 towards the appeal.  This will be open to all from 12.30 pm, but you will need to book so we can cater appropriately.

To book one or both sessions ring Margaret Luck on 01823 480445 or email her at msluck50@yahoo.com