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Thursday 31st May - Monday 4th June 2012 Admission at Gate 50p per person each day

Cover designed by Niamh Gates




The organisers of this year’s Chatteris Historic Jubilee Festival invite you to browse through this souvenir programme which will give you a guide to the action packed Festival planned. This year’s Festival will run from Thursday 31st May to Monday 4th June and will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. This exciting event is the result of partnership working between the two main funders Fenland District Council and Chatteris Town Council and hard-working volunteers from the local community. Furrowfields Recreation Ground will be the venue for most of the events and the cost of entry to the site will be just 50p per person each day. The fun will begin with a Best of British Party Night and will be followed the next day by an historic festival day which will end with a Party in the Park, showcasing local talent. On the Sunday there will be a dog show, Big Lunch and teddy bear’s picnic with entertainment for the children, Town Band concert and Old Time Music Hall variety show with easy listening, classic music from the 1930s to the 1960s including songs from West End shows and the Ratpack and a performance by a young theatre group of songs from Oliver! The Festival will continue through to the Monday with races for children in the morning, a tug of war contest at lunchtime and an It’s a Knockout competition in the afternoon. There will be plenty of other attractions including funfair rides, stalls and refreshments. The colourful programme cover features a design by 11-year-old Glebelands School pupil Niamh Gates, who proved she was a young artist of merit by winning our logo competition. A big thank you to all the local businesses who kindly agreed to purchase advertising space and helped to make this programme possible. Thanks also to Lydia Payne of The Sportsman for all her help, particularly with fundraising. Please come along and enjoy all the activities on offer.


The Entertainers Stripey Wipey Children’s Party Entertainer, Author and Magical Storyteller Local entertainer Stripey Wipey specialises in two hour birthday parties for 3 to 10 year-olds. He has over 15 years of experience, during which he has completed nearly 5,000 shows with anything up to 5,000 children. At the festival, Stripey Wipey will be performing a show which will include comedy, magic, balloon games and competitions: there should be something for everyone.

The Clan Wulfhar Vikings An authentic re-enactment of the Viking way of life through demonstrations of Viking combat and an ever increasing “living history” display, which includes a variety of Dark Age tents, a cooking area and an armoury. All members of the group are trained in the skills and techniques required for day to day Viking life. New members welcome.

A Moment in Time A Moment in Time brings together the best of Living History Re-enacting. Since it’s inception, A Moment in Time has grown to offer over 1000 years of history in its displays, encompassing many periods from Late Roman all the way through to the Mid 20th Century. Building on it’s reputation for high standards and identifying the ever increasing need for the more intimate experience, A Moment in Time continues to attract the cream of the re-enacting world to assemble displays which offer closer interaction for both visitors and participants alike. Our members make the time to talk and discuss the period of history they portray with our visitors This friendly approach to events is at the very heart of A Moment in Time and leads to a much more enjoyable adventure through history.


The Entertainers 20TwentyProductions Fenland Arts Association is delighted to introduce 20TwentyProductions, a Community Interest Company created as a result of all the hard work and focused activities of Fenland Arts with young people over the last few years. 20TwentyProductions CIC is a young people focused organisation offering theatre, film, dance, music and creative arts projects to all young people in Fenland and beyond. 20TwentyTheatre runs seven youth theatres in March, Chatteris, Whittlesey, Peterborough and Deeping with young people attending from ages 5 - 19. We run foundation level courses working with all the secondary schools in Fenland District in performing arts and film, and also work with young adults with learning disabilities. We also support Arts Award which is offered to all young people who participate in our projects and other projects include arts and craft, music, technical theatre and stage management.

Devilstick Peat

...the complete fool! When Peat first told his family and friends about his ambition to become a fool they were, understandably, concerned! However, undeterred by their reservations Peat persevered and has spent the last 17 years learning a multitude of talents which, mixed with his own zany brand of humour, has resulted in Devilstick Peat reaching near iconic status within the circus, entertainment, and re-enactment communities. Peat has worked in over 20 countries on 3 continents and has had the pleasure of performing at The British and European Juggling Conventions, Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts, some of Europe’s largest medieval festivals, various castles and even conflict zones.

The Victorian Strollers We are a well established Network of friends of all ages from all over Southern England (and up to Hull in fact), with a similar interest, who specialise in portraying Victorian gentlefolk with a great range of award winning characters in authentic period costumes; Gentlemen, Ladies, Officers, Children and on occasion a few of the ‘lower classes’ as well. A fine group for adding that extra Victorian flavour to any event. Feel free to ask us questions, admire our outfits and have your photograph taken with us as we stroll around.


The Entertainers The Outlaws The Outlaws Western Club are a group of like minded folks of all backgrounds that enjoy getting together, dressing as cowboys, saloon girls or just towns folk and having a good time, raising money for local needy people & organisations. At present we have around 56 members ranging in age from 3 to 90 years. We are very much a family Club and have had a number of members rejoining for over 22 years. We still have a number of members who first joined in 1979, the year the Club was formed. Anyone is welcome to any of our events and meetings. You never know, you might get to like being a bit of a cowboy!

Peterborough Highland Band A uniformed marching band that has been promoting Scottish Highland music for over 50 years. Membership is open to anyone with an interest and enthusiasm, no prior experience is necessary and we provide free tuition and loan of instruments to get you started.

Farcet Dance and Twirl The troupe have been together since 2005 and in that time they have performed at various functions. Dance & Twirl perform to contemporary music using dance poms and batons. The troupe have proved a great success and they really enjoy their performances. A feature of the troupe is the pink sports car that leads them out and also provides the backing music at outdoor events. The Chief Instructor and founder Mrs Denise Fovargue along with Mrs Mel Hamlet and Troupe leader Rebecca Ward all hope you really enjoy the performances. For more information contact Denise on 07527 054122.




The Entertainers Golden Arrow Archery Step Back In Time and learn the noble skill of medieval archery at Chatteris Jubilee Festival! Unleash the power of your bow so that you can experience what it feels like to nock, draw and shoot this incredible weapon at our exciting and colourful range of targets! 121 tuition is provided to all children and adults who want to have a go! (minimum participation age of 6 years at busy times) Provided by Golden Arrow Archery:

Cream Tea Afternoon Sunday 3rd June 2.00 - 5.00pm Menu Scone, butter, jam & cream £3.00 Strawberries & cream £3.00 A variety of other cakes £2.00 All served with a free cup of tea or coffee Children’s Choice Orange or lemon squash & children’s cake 50p


Shop Window Dressing Event All Chatteris retailers have been invited by Chatteris Rotary Club to take part in a shop window dressing event to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The theme is based on the Queen’s sixty year reign and prizes are being awarded for the three best dressed windows so please find time to view the display.

An Evening of Clairvoyance Thursday 31st May ....with Vivien Powell. On Thursday 31st May 2012 at 7.30pm in the marquee, Furrowfields. Tickets £5 (can be purchased on the evening). Refreshments will be available. For further information contact Joanna on 01354 695166.

Best of British Party Night Friday 1st June 7pm Party goers are being invited to be in a patriotic mood as they celebrate all that is British at an evening of music and fun which will launch the Festival. There will be live music and a chance to dance along to local band The 59ers, gags from Chatteris comedian Perry Dennis and a three course meal, including that British favourite sausage and mash. All for just £15 a person. Party goers are being invited to dress to reflect their favourite era from the Queen’s 60 year reign, whether that be the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or even the noughties. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance so to guarantee your place contact Joanna Melton on 695166 or e-mail as soon as possible. 10

Party in the Park Saturday 2nd June Local singers and musicians will be proving that there is a wealth of talent on offer in Chatteris and the surrounding area when they perform at the Party in the Park at Furrowfields from 6pm to 11pm. The evening is being organised and compered by singer Katie Terry, of Essential Entertainments, who has spent months putting together the programme. Many thanks to her. Local band The 59ers will be headlining the event and are promising a rousing finale to an evening showcasing musical talent which might, who knows, uncover the next Adele!! Other performers at the Party in the Park will include: Gemma Harvey, Haylie Mae, Michelle Eglen, Sally Rose, Holly and Connor Orridge, Christian Smith, Will Mak, Shannon Buckton, Charlotte Palmer, Tom Harlock, Aimee Peart-Webb, Zeldarr, Mark Denson and Mark and Heather Cantellow.

Jeff, the Falconer of JTS Falcons, who will be giving talks on birds of prey and allowing visitors to hold and be photographed with the birds for a small fee

Town Crier James Carney will be appearing at the Festival


Programme of Events Saturday



Event Starts – Living History Encampments, stalls, etc


Clan Wulfhar Vikings


Farcet Dance & Twirl


Devilstick Peat

12.00 noon

Outlaws Western Club


Farcet Dance and Twirl


Chatteris Boxing Club display


Clan Wulfhar Vikings


Zumba Dance Group display


Songs from “Ain’t Misbehavin’”


Outlaws Western Club


Peterborough Highland Band


Sunshine Cheerleaders


A Moment In Time Living History Group


Devilstick Peat


Peterborough Highland Band

6.00pm - 11.00pm

Party in the Park - Local singers and musicians entertain with local band ‘The 59ers; headlining from 9.30pm to the close. 50p entry.

Programme of Events Sunday 10.00am

Event Starts - Living History Encampments, Craft Show in Marquee presented by FenCraft Fairs


Clan Wulfhar Vikings


Registration for Dog Show begins


Stripey Wipey


United Church Service outside the Parish Church in Market Hill


A Moment In Time Living History Group


Outlaws Western Club

12.00 noon

Dog Show in Arena (See page 17 for more details)

12.00 noon

Big Lunch and Teddy Bears’ Picnic near the marquee. Includes children’s entertainment by Katie Terry and Stripey Wipey


Judging of Fancy Dress Competition. The theme is Royalty.


Concert by Chatteris Town Band

2.00pm to 5.00pm

Cream Teas will be served


Old Time Music Hall Variety Show compered by Perry Dennis to include songs from Oliver! performed by Chatteris Youth Theatre Group and performances by local singers and musicians


Event Closes

All Day Events on Saturday and Sunday include Fun fair rides, living history encampments, static falconry, Have-a-go Archery, competitions, stalls selling wares and food and a beer tent.

Entry each day is just 50p per person. Stamps are available for those wishing to re-enter during the day. Stamp not valid after 5pm.

Access to site via Furrowfields (the St Stephen’s Drive gate will not be open to the public) (Programme times may be subject to change)


Programme of Events Monday


10.00am to 1.00pm

Races for children A full programme of fun races with an Olympic theme organised by qualified sports coaches, arranged by Fenland District Council. Youngsters can just turn up and enter in events which will include hurdles, javelin, standing long jump, etc.

10.00am - 1.00pm

Performances by Farcet Dance & Twirl

10.00am to 4.00pm

Art exhibition and craft stalls in the marquee


Tug of War competition Teams of 6, entry fee just £1 per person. Prize for winning team. To ensure a space please enter in advance by ringing 695166 or e-mailing


It’s A Knockout competition Teams of 6 to 10 competitors, entry fee £2 per person. Prize for winning team. To ensure a space please enter in advance by ringing 695166 or e-mailing


Event Closes

Bank Holiday Monday Events A fun day for all the family is planned to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic games as this year’s Festival is extended to include the Bank Holiday Monday. To begin the day youngsters will be invited to compete in a number of races and athletics events on an Olympic theme. Two qualified coaches from Top Coaching will be arranging a series of competitions with the crowds being encouraged to cheer on the competitors. Rather more brawn will be required at lunchtime when teams of six will compete in a tug of war competition with a prize for the winning squad. The emphasis will be on fun and laughter in the afternoon as teams of between six and ten competitors will be racing in over-sized costumes, clambering over difficult obstacles and attempting to stay upright on slippery surfaces as they compete in an It’s A Knockout competition. Professional company Simply the Best Events will be organising the competition which will be based on the popular TV show from the 1970’s. Prizes are promised for the winning team. As there is a limit on the number of teams who can compete in the Tug of War and It’s a Knockout competitions guarantee your place by contacting Joanna Melton at and request an entry form.



Fun Dog Show Sunday 3rd June In the Arena at Furrowfields Registration from 10.30am with judging at 12 noon Entry fee ÂŁ1 per dog

Classes Prettiest Princess - Any Female Dog up to 7 years old Proudest Prince – Male dog up to 7 years old Queen of Hearts - Veteran Bitch, female over 7 years Grandest Old Duke - Veteran Male, over 7 years Most Royal Wave - Waggiest Tail Most Beautiful Heir - Ncest Coat/Hair Court Jester - Best Trick Loveliest Legs - Dog's 4 and Owner's 2 Throne to the Dogs - Best Biscuit Catcher Most Patriotic Pooch - Dog Dressed Up

All owners must behave responsibly, keep their dogs on a lead and clear up after them

This fun activity is dedicated to the memory of June Scotting - a lifelong fundraiser for animal charities, sadly killed in a road accident on the way to a fund raising event in Wisbech in December 2011. Thank you to Dawn Sammons who is organising the show for us this year.


We supply a wide range of cake decorating equipment and also offer a cake tin and cake stand hire service. Come and check us out at: Unit 3, The Arcade 42 High Street Chatteris, Cambs. PE16 6BH (opposite the car wash) Tel: 07512 109042 Email:


Chatteris Community Archive Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June Chatteris Community Archive will be putting on a jubilee-themed exhibition of archive photographs in the Library’s Vermuyden Room on Friday 1st June from 2pm to 4.40pm. Members of the public are being invited to take along their own Royal/Jubilee photos. Visitors will have another chance to view the exhibition in the library on Saturday 2nd June.

Old Time Music Hall Show Sunday 3rd June While the Party in the Park should appeal to the younger generation those of more advanced years have not been forgotten and a full afternoon’s entertainment, which should appeal to the old and young alike, is planned on the Sunday. Chatteris Town Band will doubtless draw the crowds when they launch the afternoon programme with a concert at 2pm. The concert will be followed by the Old Time Music Hall Variety Show at 3pm organised and compered by Chatteris singer and comedian Perry Dennis. The afternoon line-up will include a performance of songs from the musical ‘Oliver!’ by the Chatteris Youth Theatre group and contributions from Ain’t Misbehavin’, Will Mak, Ernie Cave, Michelle Eglen, Hayley Mason, Christian Smith and Gemma Harvey. Perry will be performing with Sally Rose.



Big Lunch and Beacon Sunday 3rd June Chatteris will be joining in two nationwide events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. On the Sunday everyone is invited along to Furrowfields Recreation Ground for the Big Lunch and Teddy Bear’s Picnic at 12 noon. Bring along a picnic or take advantage of the catering on site, which will include a special fish and chip lunch for pensioners and pre-teens costing just £3. Youngsters are invited to bring along their teddy bear’s to join in the fun and there will be a prize for the best dressed teddy. To keep the children entertained there will be fun and laughter with local clown Stripey Wipey and karaoke singing with Katie Terry. There will also be a fancy dress competition on the theme of royalty.

Monday 4th June On the Monday evening Chatteris has agreed to take part in the nationwide lighting of beacons. The town will be given a slot between 10pm and 10.30pm and will light the beacon, located in the Parish Church grounds, at that time so it forms part of a chain of lights around the country. Watch out for posters which will advise the exact time the beacon is to be lit.




Chatteris Historic Jubilee Festival Programme 2012  

The programme of event for the Chatteris Historic Jubilee Festival 2012

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