Over the weekend of the Queens jubilee celebration we took Victoria to our local town of Petersfield, it’s always nice to do an event here as its the town which Victoria has been serving now since 1886 and its always a special moment to take her back past the place she first stood all those years ago. I don’t think that feeling of pride will ever go when we are in Petersfield with her.
Well it was an early morning start at 6.30am, we had already moved Victoria to Petersfield a few days before so we didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to get there!!! A wonderful cooked breakfast was made from our wagon which we all enjoyed and the cleaning and polishing went well. Then to get out of the paddock, which always be a bit of a struggle. but by 9.30am we were all loaded up and off down to the town centre. The weather was looking doubtful but never the less we were hopeful of a dry day. Our arrival in the town was meet with already quite a few early risers out and about and there was some wonderful classic and vintage cars arriving, the 100 or so cars and motorbikes that were on display represented a golden period of Bristish industry.
We had a very busy morning chatting to many people and friends at 2.15pm it was Victorias big moment as she was to lead the procession through her home town of Petersfield followed by crowds of people then the cars and motorbikes. We steadliy made our way down the High Street where they had lots of these beautiful cars on display but at some points there wasn’t much room between them and Victoria but we got through without a hitch. We made our way to the large lake in Petersfield called “The Heath” where we set up camp again for the afternoon events. The Heath was packed I had never seen so many people on the Heath and the atmosphere was brillant. In the evening they had a hog roast and a bar along with a lantern parade and a blazing tribute to the Queen.
We had a fantastic day with friends family and the crowds, well worth the early start and the late night but what a day to remember….
See below some of the pictures that we took.