Bellenden Big Lunch Annual street party
photo of watermelon carving

The year of the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Date: 1 July 2012
Organised by: Margaret and Usmaan
Weather: mixture of sun and showers

Around the country the 2012 Big Lunches were hampered by rain, and we were no exception. We tried everything to find a way around the dire weather. None of the hire companies had a marquee of the right size, and anyway, it would have been too expensive. Our local councillor pulled every string possible to get the Old School, but it couldn't happen. We had to postpone. The sun came out on the day and we were able to eat together, but we had to pack up early. The Fire Brigade came again this year to let the children explore there carts, so did the wonderful Sly and Reggie with their mobile disco ... We were surprised to cover our costs and to be able to give the remainder to the Bellenden Primary School Parent Teachers' Association.

Sly and Reggie "The Suburban Pirate" on YouTube: