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Some of Reston and Auchencrow Resilient team members attended a recent First Aid course, kindly facilitated by ArtemisOutdoors.

Jubilee celebrations  picture gallery from the weekend

Millenium stone area grass cut and tidied.

Reston flagpole flying the platinum jubilee flag in preparation for the events.

Village hall decorated with union flags 

Village hall internally decorated and how smart it looks, thanks goes to the village hall committee and volunteers, great job.

So, preparation done let's start.

Thursday seen the Auchencrow 'Quiz Night' with a packed-out pub, even guests participated. Unfortunately, the compere was unavailable but two willing men with arms twisted agreed to facilitate the 70-question quiz.

The winning team was to have the honour of lighting the 'Warlawbank' Beacon. This beacon registered with the UK pageant master General, Bruno Peaks, was to be the first ever done here. 

Special thanks goes to Jock, Rob the landowner and somebody called 'Arwen' that supplied the wood. Standing quite tall this beacon was to be seen for miles.

The winning team seen here called 'Dawn chorus'. Chose their Fire Starter, Jackie to light the fire.

Jackie, seen here with Rob, delivering his risk assesment. Rob who does nothing in small, with his small lighter!

Countdown started and the Beacon was lit at 21:45 in sync with the rest of the UK.

Two minutes into the Beacon being lit, it gave off a roaring heat and light which could be seen for miles, in the distance on that hazy night we counted at least four other beacons. A great effort by all.

Spectators looking on and keeping warm.

These three on top of the world me thinks.

So, that was Thursday, now let's see what happened on the Friday.

Auchencrow was to have a Games night, with Dominoes, Quoits and Giant Jenga. The winners to receive Bubbly or sweets, depending on the age. 

Two of the participants of the Giant Jenga, just look at the concentration, future engineer I think.

Friday in Reston seen the Line Dancing Group Put on a Party of both line dancing and Ceilidh. With a tutor in place to help those understand those steps. With  BYOB theme and food supplied a great night was had by all.  

Some good shakers and movers in the hall that night. Thanks to Neil for is tutoring and the rest of the guys, A great night.


In Reston was the Tea Party, with special guests- The ECHO choir- absolutely superb, what a performance, enjoyed by all. The food and event organised by the village hall with some sumptuous cakes and cream tea's. hmmm yummy.  

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In Auchencrow, Hog roast was the order of the day. Pub packed out and spilling onto the street, well it was a nice sunny day.

I think he got a little too close to the Beacon!

Thanks to David and Marion, done an excellent job carving.


In Reston, a relaxed leisurely walk- well Treasure Hunt. 

With lots of families taking part, setting off from the village hall and moving up to New Mains Farm and then down the footpath, passing that new thingy along 'Forrest Road' and back to the village hall for some bacon butties, tea/coffee and loads of cake. Enjoyed by all.

Just some of the families about to set off on their travels.

So that was Sunday at Reston, whilst Auchencrow went for an all-out Street party. 

With road closure in place, it was time to party- party-party.

With music and entertainment with a competition for the best dressed, the weather was kind too.

Well thats about it!

thanks are in order for all the people that took part and all the people in the background, working hard to make it all happen.

Reston village hall committee and volunteers, Reston and Auchencrow community council members, The Craw Inn and the ladies there. Steve, Rob, Mary, Mark. Kevin, David, Marion, Jock and anyone else that helped- we couldnt have done it with out you THANKS.

Like someone from 'Peaky Blinders' me thinks!

Some of the Rainbow Club members celebrating the Platinum Jubilee early.

Fancy hats decorated by the members on display, with first prize going to Sandra.

Table set for their celebratory tea.

Every year we commemrate 'Rememberance Day' under the flagpole we position 'Tommy' our soldier. This year we placed some camouflage netting and adorned them with Poppies, made by local residents at the 'Craft Club'. Many thanks to them. 

Below is some of the pictures taken of the Christmas lights in Reston. This year we were able to extend some of the lights to another area in Reston thanks to the landowner. We are looking forward to extend the lighting further. Enjoy.

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