Swallows arrived at Birtley on 26th April, slightly later than usual.
After the service at St Giles on 7th May, a toast was given to King Charles, with fizz, cream scones and cake, instead of the usual coffee…!
In the afternoon a ‘get-together’ was held in the Village Hall for everyone to celebrate the coronation of his Majesty, and a jolly time was had by all…..
As a child I can remember the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, when there were races/sports for young and old, held in the Croft field at the top of the village. Some of the more recent residents may not know, but what is now the playing field, used to be all vegetable allotments, one for every house in the village, that was when all was owned by the Duke.
So nice to see patches of Primroses and Cowslips on the roadside, also the Bluebells are just about in full bloom on the island at Blindburn and along the riverside below Lee Hall, also Countess Park (mid May).
Please come along to our Fete and Dog show, which is held in aid of St Giles on 3rd June at 2.30 pm, this will be held in the Village Hall/ Playing field.
Regards Mary.