Jubilee Celebrations at RAF Cosford

A few weeks ago, The Queen and The Duke made a visit to the Midlands. We were fortunate enough to be invited to take part in the jubilee celebrations at RAF Cosford on Thursday 12thJuly.  Ben took his 3 catering trailers which were a real hit with the crowds.  He was also lucky enough to be inside the VIP area and to be introduced to The Duke, Ben even managed to give him a copy of  the book “The Fight for Fordhall”.  Hope the Royal Family enjoy reading it!

In come the crowds…
Charlotte and I had an information stall inside the “Best of Shropshire” area; we ran an activity asking children and grown-ups to tell us what they would miss if there were no farms. We had so many lovely responses including: memories, my dads job, milk, sausages and the smell of cow poo!!
If there were no farms, I would miss…
Charlotte and I in the parade!
There were 30,000 people at Cosford that day including around 6000 school children!  Many of the children were taking part in the pageant parade.  Charlotte, Connie and I also had that chance to take part in the pageant parade and we even fumbled a curtsey to The Queen!  

Her Majesty and her entourage
The next exciting event that we are taking part in is the Shrewsbury Flower Show this August. As part of our exhibition we would like to display a series of photographs of our supporters who enjoy gardening. Whether you are an avid green fingered gardener, or (like me) you have grown one pot of parsley on your windowsill – we need you! We need a photograph of you and your plant with a caption about the picture e.g Taste, smell, colour? Why you are growing it? What you are growing? 
Here is Bex’s picture…
“I love old fashioned sweet peas.
I am growing them for Fordhall to have outside and use in the tearoom.” 
If you want to get involved email project@fordhallfarm.com and your photo will be part of our fantastic display at the famous flower show!