The WI was represented so well at today’s Jubilee Banner Parade in Truro! And what an occasion it was – a special chance to celebrate and honour the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.
We all met up at Waterfall Gardens on St George’s Street, along with all sorts of groups including Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Young Farmers, Old Cornwall Society groups and many others.
It was a great chance to catch up with other members, enjoy the sunshine and have a good laugh.
Once the parade started moving, it was all go! Some of us struggled a bit in the heat with our heavy banners, but we all managed the procession which led us down Boscawen Street, round a few detours (!) and finally ending up at High Cross.
At High Cross, we were led in a Jubilee service by the Very Rev’d Roger Bush, Dean of Truro. We also sang Jerusalem and, of course, ended with the National Anthem before heading home.
Here’s a snippet of the crowd singing Jerusalem at High Cross:
A big thank you goes to all the WI members who turned out to make this day so very special. It’s certainly not something any of us have ever seen in our lifetimes, and never will again. A day to remember.