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Tamsin and Beth
making their Jubilee cakes
Transit of the “Princess Elizabeth”
Village residents showing true spirit despite the weather, as the Princess Elizabeth steams into Tackley Station en route to start the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the Thames
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Video of the vintage train 6201 "Princess Elizabeth" steaming through Tackley station on its way to start the flotilla of 1000 boats on the river Thames
Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos and videos. It’s not too late - if you have some that we have not had or displayed, send them in and we’ll find room for them.
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I thought I'd send you this picture of LMS locomotive 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' immediately prior to working the charter train from Birmingham to London in connection with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3rd June 2012.
I am one of the locomotives support crew members and was on the footplate as we passed through Tackley Station in the morning. I was made aware that the residents of Tackley would be attending your local station to witness and cheer the passage of the train. I was asked if the whistle could be blown as we passed through and it was I that obliged. I can also tell you that your village was singled out for an extra special whistle blow. You may have noticed that I gave a short, short long short sequence on the hooter, which in Morse Code stands for 'E.R.'.
It was a shame that the weather was so poor but we on the locomotive enjoyed your cheers as we passed through. I'm sure you all enjoyed the moment as well.
6201 Princess Elizabeth
6201 "Princess Elizabeth"
Another video of 6201 "Princess Elizabeth", this time steaming down the valley just outside Tackley.
A great photo of the train, by Lin Miller
A message from the Organisers:
The Organisers of the Tackley Diamond Jubilee Celebrations would like to thank everyone who provided memorabilia for the exhibition, those who helped set-up and those who helped staff it throughout the weekend.
Also a huge thank you to everyone who came along on Monday and made the day so memorable. Thank you Tackley.
A mix of photos, all relating to the Tackley Jubilee Party. Judges arriving by horse-power, Cake and Scarecrow competition winners, winning cakes, lot’s of fun and games ..... and more. The winner of the cake competition was Dawn Chambers.
The Diamond Jubilee Scarecrow Competition. The winner was ‘On the Throne’ by Pam Laughton and the runner up was ‘Queen Mary of Hearts’ by Class 1, Tackley Primary School. There were 42 entries, which brightened up the village and provided us all with a great deal of amusement so thanks to every one who took part.
The beacon at Tackley was one of over 4,200 that were lit across the UK and Commonwealth in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Saturday 2nd - Monday 4th June
at Tackley Village Hall