THE entire area turned red, white and blue as people partied and partied to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Melbourne saw 3,000 enjoy a parish council financed spectacular mix of music, dancing and fireworks, while all the local villages held jubilee picnics and parties. This month’s Village Voice has a four-page special to record the glorious event.
One man who has a very good reason to celebrate this month is Dr Andrew Goddard – known affectionately as ‘Bod’ – from Weston. The consultant gastroenterologist at Royal Derby Hospital was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. We ask him what it is like to now be called a Sir.
And making a name for himself on the telly is Melbourne builder Roger Bacon. Find out how he became a regular on Channel 4’s The Great House Giveaway.
Proof that the Women’s Institute is alive and kicking comes with the news that two village groups have reformed – in Weston-on-Trent and Ticknall. Our latest edition catches up with both branches.
Melbourne has a new Carnival Queen, 11-year-old Isla Robertson, who will lead the procession along with her six attendants to start the annual event on Saturday, July 9. Find out more on this, plus the latest on the plan to redevelop the Melbourne Senior Citizens Centre site; how empty Smartie tubes helped a church raise hundreds of pounds; meet four men who are walking 440 miles (visiting 33 football clubs on the way) for charity; and three packed pages of local sport …
all this and much, much more in our June issue.
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