Jubilee Weekend Roundup


Proud to say that Dallington held celebration events on every day of the Jubilee weekend – and we were so lucky with the weather! Here’s a brief round up and a gallery of photographs.

    • Thursday Evening BBQ & Beacon: A wonderful evening – lots of people turned up to take part to enjoy the barbecue and good company and watch the beacon being lit. Thanks to everyone who made this happen – from initial planning and publicity, getting the pavilion and field ready the day before, the parish council for funding the food and drink, the individuals who cooked and served it, and finally the beacon team for assembling, lighting and keeping everything safe.
    • Friday Bellringing at St Giles Dallington Tower rang at 3pm, along with many other towers, to coincide with a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral  that day.
    • Saturday  Our regular monthly Saturday morning Community Library Café at Dallington Old School Village Hall was extended to 4pm for the occasion.  Visitors were able to view a temporary exhibition “Dallington Celebrates” – a display of photographs and souvenirs from village events over the years including Coronation celebrations in 1953, summer fetes, harvest festivals, street parties and open gardens.  There was also a chance to take part in a fun snooker competition in the newly refurbished Billiard Room. Thanks to everyone who lent photographs, scrap books and souvenirs, and to our volunteers who provided  bacon sandwiches, soup and delicious home-made cakes throughout the day.
    • Sunday am Thanksgiving service at St Giles (report from Bobbie Steel): Along with churches throughout this country and the Commonwealth, Dallington celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. It happened to be one of the Sundays when we were without a member of the clergy present to lead the service. On these occasions our Churchwarden, Wendy Miers, prepares and presents the order of service, with a talk on a relevant person or subject. On this momentous day, when the focus was on Thanksgiving for Service, Wendy chose as her theme thanks to the members of the church family who had given unstinting service over long years. A good number in the congregation ensured that the lovely hymns were sung with enthusiasm, all rounded off with The National Anthem. After the service everyone enjoyed the refreshments with a loyal toast to Her Majesty. This was just one of the ways in which our village marked a very special, once in a lifetime, “Thank you” to our Queen.
    • Sunday pm Despite gloomy weather forecasts earlier in the week, the rain held off for our final village celebration, back on the recreation ground for a relaxed afternoon picnic tea & games and a drone to take a group village photograph of all present.

Jubilee Weekend Events June 2-5 2022

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Here is the list of Dallington events taking place over the Jubilee Weekend.  These can also be found on the main Jubilee 2022 page for reference.   Any updates will  be posted here  (you can also sign up for email alerts for all village news items and announcements) .

Thursday 2 June Platinum Jubilee Beacons 7.30-10.00pm Dallington Recreation Ground

photo of field with tree, table and sugar loaf folly in background

This is is the first community event of the national four-day Jubilee Weekend. All local residents are invited to join the opening of festivities with a special evening event at the  Dallington Recreation Ground from 7.30pm to share a barbecue.


Dallington beacon burning

Then, along with hundreds of beacons around the country, the Dallington Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm.(You can find out more about the national beacon events at https://www.queensjubileebeacons.com/ )

Saturday 4th June “Dallington Celebrates”  10 am  – 4pm
Dallington Old School Village Hall 

On Saturday 4 June, Dallington Old School Village Hall will host an exhibition “Dallington Celebrates” alongside the monthly community Library Café which will be open until 4pm on this day.    Come and see a display of historic photographs and souvenirs from village events over the past seventy years, share your own stories and memories and enjoy delicious home made  cakes. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. Please get in touch if you have any photographs to share, particularly from previous Jubilee events.

We will also be inviting visitors to view the newly refurbished Billiards Room, take part in a fun competition (“How many snooker balls can you pot in 5 minutes?”) and find out how to book the room to play with your friends.

Sunday 5th June St Giles Church 11am
Jubilee Thanksgiving Service and Songs of Praise

Photo of Dallington Church TowerCongregation-led Service of Thanksgiving and Songs of Praise, followed by celebratory refreshments


Sunday 5th June 3-6pm Picnic  Fun & Games
Dallington Recreation Ground

photo of field with tree, table and sugar loaf folly in backgroundA village celebration and get together –  everyone is welcome. Bring your own picnic and share the fun with friends and family. There will be games and we hope a village photograph of all present via a drone – a wonderful opportunity to record more memories of the people living here today.

The last time we had an all village photograph was during the Millennium Celebrations (a copy of this will be included in the display hall display on Saturday





Old School Village Hall (update 24.3.10)

(Posted on behalf of Dallington Old School Village Hall Committee):

During the current epidemic we are following advice from the government, the NHS and Action in Rural Sussex. The Hall  & Billiards Room will remain CLOSED for most activities until further notice. We will of course re-open the Old School as soon as it is safe to do so. 

The only exception may be for some essential staff training for careworkers (a key worker category); if so they will be following strict guidelines on social distancing and handwashing to reduce the spread of infection. If you see lights on in the hall, please do not assume it will be open for any other purposes.

For everyone else, please continue to look after yourselves and follow the advice on social distancing and self isolation.  Irene Marchant, Dallington Parish Clerk, is posting regular updates and links to reliable sources on this website. Irene is also coordinating offers and requests for help with shopping, collecting medicines or anything else, so please do get in touch if you need anything or know of anyone who may need some additional support. Follow the link in the top menu for Corona Virus Information and Advice.


Snooker tournament December 2019


A very successful Snooker Competition took place during the first two weeks of December. Organised by Karen Gillingham, the event raised approximately £150 for the hall, and attracted new and experienced players for a series of entertaining play-offs. The overall winner was John Wyatt, who receives three months free use of the snooker room as well as a trophy. Please call Karen Gillingham on 01435 831563 to enquire about booking the snooker room.