Village Events Through History in Hapton

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1902 Coronation of King Edward VII

The whole village lined up for their coronation photograph

1911 Coronation of King George V

The village came together to celebrate again, spending:

1952 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Souvenir books were presented to children across the country

This one courtesy of Graham Bleach

1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Hapton pensioners meeting at school
L-R Lennie Tooke, ?, George Moss, Ivy Moss, Violet Sculfor, Lucy Catchpole, Harry Lemmon, Jessie Lemmon, Harry Smith, Steve Lloyd, Billy Anscombe

2004 Celebrations for the Opening of the new Meeting House Field

It took the village several years to get here, with lots of fund raising and generosity, so it was inevitable there would be a party

Officially opened by Helen McDermott from ITV.....


The opening ceremony for the newly acquired Meeting House Field (courtesy of Graham Bleach)

2012 Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Never mind the London Olympics! There was a party to be had in Hapton.....

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Potter

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Potter

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Potter

Photo courtesy of Rebecca Potter

Put on your pink shoes and dance the blues (photo courtesy of Christina Bleach)


It's really only about 500 miles! (video courtesy of Christina Bleach)

2022 Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

It was a cold day when the village came together at the new Parish playing field for a barbecue and get together.

The event was officially opened by local television journalist, and all round good egg, Louise Priest. She agreed to help out by planting an Aspen to mark the occasion.

We also celebrated the Queen's Green Canopy

Our local television celebrity opening the event

And was persuaded to plant a tree for the occasion

Is it straight?

Talking trees with Ken, the tree warden (photo courtesy of Chritina Bleach)

The cold weather didn't stop people enjoying themselves (photo courtesy of Christina Bleach)

Photo courtesy of Christina Bleach

The warmest place on the day (photo courtesy of Christina Bleach)

Photo courtesy of Christina Bleach

Photo courtesy of Christina Bleach

Photo courtesy of Christina Bleach

Photo courtesy of Christina Bleach

2023 Community Event to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III

Despite having to plant a tree last year, television journalist Louise Priest agreed to come back and open this year's event as well! It was a great focal point for bringing the whole community together. This year we persuaded Louise to plant two Robin Pear trees (local to Norfolk and having been previously grown in the area), which have been affectionately called 'Charles' and 'Camilla'. The weather was predicted to be worse than last year, but the sun came out and smiled down on us for the whole day. Villagers again enjoyed a barbecue and were accompanied by a local Norwich band - The High Points - who performed two sets. Later in the day Holly Potter took over singing for the gathered masses. Accompanying the day was a discovery day in St Margaret's Church, supported by the Hapton History Group, which also went down well. A great day was had by all..

Setting up ready

The cabin decorated in its bunting

Now it's the gate's turn

The High Points setting up

We were well equipped for the rain

Just in case anyone ends up a little worse for wear

No real surprise there!

The barbecue was very popular

Butter wouldn't melt!!!

Everyone settling down to their food

Accompanied by The High Points

Louise Priest agreed to open the day for us again

Can she be persuaded to plant THREE trees next time?

Holly Potter took over after the band finished their sets

Clearing up after a really great day

Sunset after clearing up

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