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Corsham community commemorates Coronation

More than 100 people enjoyed a Corsham Coronation celebration to remember at a special tea party event on Friday 5 May.

Published 11 May 2023
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More than 100 people enjoyed a Corsham Coronation celebration to remember at a special tea party event on Friday 5 May.

Corsham's Area Board's Health and Wellbeing Group hosted the event in partnership with Corsham Town Council and Celebrating Age Wiltshire.

More than 100 senior residents attended the party, which was held at Springfield Community Campus, and they were treated to a feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds - with music from the North Swindon Big Band, a raffle, poetry, and an afternoon tea fit for a king.

Corsham Community Club, with support from local supermarkets, helped provide the tea and pupils from Corsham Primary School offered a helping hand, creating a real community feel with everyone pulling together to mark the historic Coronation.

Cllr Ashley O'Neill, Cabinet Member for Communities and Area Boards, said: This event epitomises the role of our area boards in bringing communities and partners together for such a positive cause. My thanks to everyone for their hard work and I'm delighted it was such a success.

Cllr Brian Mathew, Chair of the Corsham Area Board Health and Wellbeing Group, said: This was truly a fantastic celebration to mark an historic occasion, showcasing the community spirit of people of all ages in the Corsham area. As an area board we are committed to improving people's wellbeing and combatting social isolation and loneliness, so it was wonderful to be able to host an event so full of laughter, cheer and joy.

I'd like to thank all our partners for their support in putting this event on and I was delighted that so many people wanted to do their bit. We'll certainly look to host events like this again in the future as it was clear how much fun and worthwhile it was for everyone involved.

Rebecca Seymour, Creative Producer at Celebrating Age Wiltshire, said; Celebrating Age Wiltshire was very pleased to be involved.  This was a great example of partnership working, where everyone comes together to produce an excellent, well organised event utilising each individual and organisation's skills.  Everyone had such a lovely time!

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