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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations - 2012
Red, white and blue bunting strung across Nayland's main square plus numerous fluttering Union flags ensured the village was looking its patriotic best at the weekend. A community council Jubilee committee had planned a full programme for Sunday with something to interest all ages and everyone ignored the dismal weather. Chairman Jill Badman said afterwards:
"We had a fantastic day and thanks are due to a small band of people who worked tirelessly to put up two marquees at the village hall. We had to do a last-minute re-think about the street party because of the forecast and in the end at least 450 people sat down to lunch."
The day began with a festival Eucharist service in St James's Church conducted by the Rev Adrian Mason followed by parish council chairman Gerry Battye unveiling a Jubilee tree plaque in Bear Street.
Village Festival - 2008
Three days of festivities culminated in a sell-out concert and olde tyme music hall at Nayland village hall. Initiated by Nayland Community Council, the village's first-ever festival included features for all ages. Council chairman Alan Hodges, who masterminded the weekend, said:
"For a first venture it went very successfully. Every society that took part provided a range of interests so there was something for everyone. It provided a real lift to the village bringing everyone together and we’ll probably do it again in two years time."
Throughout there was an exhibition of flower arrangements by Nayland Horticultural Society in St James's Church and a display by the art group in the village hall bar.