Why party at the pond?
It’s at the centre of the village and it’s been there centuries.
The pond is a great place for North Waltham to celebrate the Coronation because it’s where the village as we know it today actually started. In fact the pond is the reason North Waltham is here.
The first settlement was near the Wheatsheaf Hotel on an ancient road, roughly on the line of today’s A33. But when passing trade declined with the collapse of the Roman Empire, the inhabitants returned to an agricultural way of life and moved lock, stock and barrel to where there was a natural pond providing water for livestock and crops. The only known relic from the past is the remains of a roman villa in a field near the main road.
So, having a great story to tell, our pond is the perfect spot to celebrate together!
Details to help you get the most from the North Waltham Street Party on Sunday 7 May
Church Road and The Green closed to all traffic near the pond
If bringing your own tables and chairs, you can set them up around the event site, at your own risk.
The Long Tables are now fully booked
Take your seats as the Street Party starts
The children’s Magic Show will begin in the marquee
During the afternoon
We will toast the new King and Queen and sing the National Anthem
The children’s Pebble Painting competition will be judged and a display set up
There will be musical fun for the young followed by a Line-Dancing session for everyone to enjoy
The Party ends. Please help clear up if able to do so! And take rubbish home!