Old Oaks Diamond Jubilee Tea Party

Here are some lovely memories from our charity tea party held at The Old Oaks Touring Park in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. All money raised (£760.00) was donated to Jim White's chosen charity, the RNLI.
  • DSCF5286  Warden Sue Hill made this stunning cup cake bouquet for our guess the weight of the cake competition
  • DSCF5387(1)  Best Jubilee hat competition entries
  • DSCF5043  James planting out our union flag bed - unfortunately not in time to flower for the jubilee but hopefully the flowers will appear in time for the Olympics!
  • DSCF5294(1)  Sue's cup cake bouquet
  • DSCF5045  James and Henry White planting the union flag
  • DSCF5320(1)  Sue Hill's cup cake creation
  • DSCF5297(1)  One of the entries for the cake baking contest. This one came 2nd.
  • warden tony giving pete greenwood his just desserts  Guest Pete Greenwood bravely volunteered to go in our special stocks (made by Jim White). Here's Pete getting a right royal soaking by head warden Tony Stead.
  • DSCF5301  Here are the cake contest entries.
  • DSCF5308(1)  Here's our selection of cakes very kindly made and donated by various members of Old Oaks staff and management.  Everyone attending got a free cup of tea and a slice of cake.
  • DSCF5309(1)  Warden Sue's amazing cupcakes. Sue made all her cakes and cup cake bouquet in her caravan and awning during her own time.  Anyone wishing to place orders with Sue can email the Old Oaks in the normal way!
  • DSCF2248  Manager James White was first up in the stocks. And here's Will Illott collecting the sponges.
  • DSCF2252  Pete Greenwood
  • DSCF2253  Here's Allan Cox having a turn at giving Pete Greenwood a soaking.
  • DSCF2255  Warden Tony and guest Pete
  • DSCF2258  The only lady brave enough to have a go was Paula Whiting - well done Paula!
  • DSCF5403(1)  James White looks like he'e enjoying it really
  • DSCF5414  One in the mush
  • DSCF5416(1)  Dawn Prescott's got a mean throw on her!
  • DSCF5420(1)  Lots of spectators for the stocks event, but not so many volunteers. I wonder why?!
  • DSCF5422(1)  Mike Prescott gving James a pep talk
  • DSCF5430(1)  The one everyone was waiting for - warden Tony Stead
  • DSCF5431(1)  Looks like Tony's enjoying it!
  • DSCF5434  Head warden Tony in the stocks
  • DSCF5436  Looks like manager James means business!
  • DSCF5441  Head warden Tony
  • DSCF5449  James White and Will Illott help Pete Greenwood to get 'comfortable' in the stocks
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  • DSCF5458  Tony giving Pete the bucket instead of the sponges
  • DSCF5044  James and his petunia flag
  • DSCF5462  Looks like Pete Greenwood is formulating a wicked plan to get his own back
  • DSCF5463  Good shot
  • DSCF5467  Great shot by Dawn Prescott.  Good job Paula was such a great sport!
  • DSCF5469  Paula Whiting - woman of the moment
  • DSCF5470  Think that sponge might have gone down her back
  • DSCF5472  She's ready and expecting the worst
  • DSCF5448  Head warden Tony pretending it's all in a day's work
  • DSCF5473  Don't worry Paula, you can get Dawn back next time
  • DSCF5474  That Mrs Prescott seems to have a bit of an evil streak about her :O)
  • DSCF5475  There she goes again. How many is that now Paula?
  • DSCF5481  Thanks Paula - you're a great sport
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  • DSCN0205  Pete Greenwood making his speech. Do you think he had one too many glasses of bubbly?
  • DSCF5376(1)  Jane Illott with her fabulous hand crafted creation
  • IMG 3041 (Large)  Here's one of my favourite shots of James and a rare glimpse of some sunshine in a day of mostly cloud and showers
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  • DSCF5468  On the 'ed son
  • IMG 3059 (Large)  Liz Foy and Roy Whiting sporting some fine hatwear
  • DSCF5325(1)  Head warden Debbie, warden Avril and manager Tara getting in the Jubilee mood
  • DSCF5488  Thank goodness we decided to get some last minute gazebos sorted out
  • IMG 3043 (Large)  James getting a soaking
  • DSCF5370(1)  Silly hat brigade
  • IMG 3058 (Large)  Head warden Debbie Stead keeping an eye on the proceedings
  • DSCF2243  Here's just some our our Jubilee picnic
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  • DSCF2250  Farmer Dan's cows seemed very interested in the proceedings. Perhaps they wanted some cake.
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  • DSCF5299(1)  Here's the Tourist Information room where the tea and cake and lunch was served
  • DSCF5302  Just a few of the charity auction items
  • DSCF5303(1)  We had stacks of raffle prizes, all kindly donated by friends, staff, family, guests, local business and suppliers
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  • DSCF5305(1)  Lots more raffle prizes
  • IMG 3042 (Large)  On the 'ead son
  • DSCF5372(1)  Here's Old Oaker Linda serving up the cakes
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  • DSCF5461  A wet Tony
  • IMG 3050 (Large)  Our Jubilee table decorations were hand made by owner Sally White and daughter-in-law Vikki White
  • DSCF5483  Grubs up
  • DSCF5484  Watching the Royal Regatta on the new big TV
  • DSCF5487  Tony 'in charge of' the cider
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  • DSCF5493  Cheers
  • DSCF5497  Head warden Debs dressed for the occasion. Nice one Deb.
  • DSCF5499  That welsh bloke again
  • DSCF5500  Tony's speech (well, one of them)
  • DSCF5505  Pete Greenwood's speech
  • DSCF5506  Owners Jim & Sally White enjoying the day
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  • DSCN0208  Benjy the dog
  • IMG 3049 (Large)  Artistic shot
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  • DSCF5377(1)  Jane Illott's hat from the back
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  • DSCF5388  Chris Foy - 1st place
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  • DSCF5390  Liz Foy - 2nd place
  • DSCF5392(1)  Dawn Prescott
  • DSCF5394(1)  Dawn & Mike Prescott
  • DSCF5395  Jane Illott
  • DSCF5396  Michael Carter
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  • DSCF5401(1)  Will Illott
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  • DSCF5391  Mrs Moulding
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  • DSCF5364(1)  The Jubilee dog parade
  • DSCF5326(1)  Benjy and Skye
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  • DSCF5329(1)  Weatherproofing the Jubilee party
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  • DSCF5335(1)  Benjy & Paula
  • DSCF5337  David & Micky Brown with Skye & Monty
  • DSCF5342(1)  We can confirm that no dogs were harmed in the making of this dog parade, however some were more than a little embarrassed
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  • DSCF5310(1)  Sue's cupocake creations
  • DSCF5316(1)  Amazing cake by Sue
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  • DSCF5230  Winner of the best dressed caravan competition
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  • DSCF5278  Full marks for effort here
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