The village celebrated the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977

There was a sports day held in the field by the vicarage on the main lane (now Oaklands).


Wheelbarrow race between team Tudor Davies (father of Andrew RT Davies AM) and Ralph and David Baker (grandsons of Mrs Foreman) and Nicholas Barton. Colin Davies took part and had to go to hospital after the event!


Russell Thomas, Rob Shaw (Old Vicarage), Caroline Thomas , Penny Thomas, Jamie Rutley (Church Cottage), Simon Mees (on horse) and his sister (The Glebe), Melanie Barton (Bluebell Wood), Caroline Davies, Phil Shaw (Old Vicarage), Phil Thomas

Mary Thomas related how Ken (the box) Vaughan used to be in charge of the barrel of beer at these events. She recalled a story about her son Russell, when a child, asking Ken if he could have some beer. Ken said no and Russell said that if he didn’t give him some beer he would have to get off our land – so Ken gave him some beer!

"There was a village carnival for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. The main event was in the field behind the vicarage - also the local cricket ground. Owned by Mary and Ralph Thomas I think. I remember we had our photo taken with the vicar, a young gentleman, in front of the Apple and Pear (village hall). I went as the queen with Lisa, my aunt Bobby’s corgi."
Jane Lona Edwards (nee Pope) Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


Phil Shaw, Rob Shaw, Phil and Russell Thomas

And here's the ticket for the Jubilee dance - 75p!


The photo below hangs in St Hilary Village hall. It features the residents of the village in 1977 providing names and the houses in which they lived.