Crown Jewels stole the show at pub’s Jubilee bash

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THE aptly-named band, Crown Jewels, took to the stage during a packed programme of Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the Griffin’s Head pub in Papplewick.

The group, who live in the village, performed during a picnic in the park at the Moor Road pub.

Also on stage were Hucknall musicians, Phil Rostance And The Marshall Band.

Up to 2,000 revellers enjoyed the event, which featured a steam engine, children’s games, including sack races and egg-and-spoon races, and food served from a giant marquee.

A tombola, cake stall and plant stand raised £453 for Bowel Cancer Research and The Samaritans.

Another star attraction at the pub was a four-day beer festival.

Twenty real ales were on offer, including the aptly-named Diamond Reign (Castle Rock brewery) and Crown (Flipside).

The event was supported by the Nottinghamshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Griffin’s Head landlord Baz Mayoh said: “It was a hectic but brilliant weekend. We all had a great time.”

OUR PHOTO shows Baz and landlady Nicky Mayoh pouring a tipple ahead of their Jubilee beer festival — DISPIC NHUD12-1417-1.