The villagers held a right royal celebration on Friday, 29 April 2011 - the day of the Royal Wedding

The higlights included:

  • a champagne breakfast at the Bush Inn
  • activities on the Green
  • tug o'war
  • village choir
  • village group photograph
  • promise auction
  • music and entertainment
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About £4,000 was raised for church funds.

  • There are thumbnails of photos on the village web site: click here
  • Oscar has uploaded a slideshow to Flickr: click here
  • There is a 20 minute video clip of the promise auction on YouTube: click here

LIST OF PROMISES (and the donor)
These are the promises that was auctioned by Phil Thomas - see the link to the video above.
1.    Lunch/supper for 2 at the Bush with a glass of wine (Andy & Liz Hooker)
2.    A VIP seat for Prime Minister’s Question Time at the House of Commons (Alun Cairns)
3.    A days sailing for 2 in the Bristol Channel with champagne lunch (Nick Orford)
4.    Personal tour of Millennium Stadium for 4 by the Chief Executive WRU (Roger Lewis)
5.    Pair of Drumming lessons at Vale Drum Studio, Coed Hills (Iolo Whelan)
6.    A frame, up to 24” x 18”, for your own picture by Village Framing (Graham Kitchen)
7.    1 hour golf tuition at Cotterell Park (Terry Hoggett)
8.    Load of logs delivered from Beaupre (Phil Brown)
9.    Champagne and canapés for 4 in the conservatory (Glynne Clay)
10. Visit for 4 to Pant Wilkin racing stables with a leading trainer (Tim Vaughan)
11. 1  hour tuition or clean up of your computer (Terry Dennis)
12. A complete facial by Clarins at the spa, Howells, Cardiff (Nick Orford)
13. Visit Glamorgan Hunt Kennels for 4 (Charles Williams)
14. Conducted Garden Tour and Tea for 4 at Pinklands (Rose Clay)
15. Pick eggs from henhouse and select 2 dozen to take home (Jane Williams)
16. Summer's afternoon by the pool with tea for 4 at Coed Hills (Bill and Gill Clay)
17. Morning chauffeur driven trip to central Cardiff, return afternoon (John Curteis)
18. 1 hour’s supervised riding on a child’s pony (Simon Lait)
19. A personalised hanging basket (Caroline Neudegg)
20. Mow lawn, trim edges, cut trees etc for 1 hour (Geoff Sales)
21. Load of farmyard manure delivered to your door (in the village !) (Lindsay Llewellyn)
22. Visit to you garden to clear moles (Paul Llewellyn)
23. A fancy dress outfit of your choice made to measure for a child (Rosemary Lait)
24. 1 hour of general repair work; electric, plumbing, building (Steve Baker)Car valeted inside and out (Greg Evans)

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