The Purton Coronation Garden Party

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May 10, 2023

Purton Parish Council held a Coronation Garden Party at the Village Centre & Purton Red House Pub, on Sunday 7th May from 11.00am-8.00pm.

For the 500 or so who attended throughout the day the event included children’s fairground rides, ice cream van, hot pizzas, free bouncy castle, free face painting, free balloon modeller, community stalls, BBQ, and a craft fair.

Purton Parish Council welcomed everyone at the start of the event with a cake cutting, by Cllr Ray Thomas, Chair of Purton Parish Council, who cut the celebratory cake and opened Purton’s Coronation Big Lunch.

In the evening local band, the Beat Routes played a set which got people up and dancing, with their lead singer attired in a Union Flag jacket and drummer playing on a Union Flag embellished drum kit.

All were keen to raise a glass and toast the new King with queues throughout the day until late into the eventing.

Parish Clerk Deborah Lawrence said:

“It was wonderful to share this glorious, historic, national occasion with so many people from our wonderful community. It was lovely weather, and we hope everyone made some memories that will last a lifetime.”