Dolau celebrated the Royal Wedding in style on Saturday 30 April. The Community Hall was decked out in red, white and blue and everyone contributed to a lavish community tea. A large number of entries were received for the children’s and adult’s competitions judged by surprise Royal guest Charmian Middleton (The Queen) and Joy Middleton (Queen’s Lady in Waiting) to whom special thanks were given. A list of winners is detailed below.

A television recording of the Royal Wedding was shown for those who had not seen it live and for those who wanted to re-live the occasion. In the Hall a collection of royal memorabilia had been expertly displayed by Annette Watkins and this gathered an interested audience all day.

Collection of royal memorabilia expertly displayed by Annette Watkins

The children enjoyed a full afternoon of entertainment from The Panic Family Circus who taught circus skills and performed a traditional Punch and Judy show. The afternoon party spread on into the night with people sitting in groups to chat and enjoy the excellent food and drinks.

Panic Family Circus teaching circus skills

Thanks were given to everyone who had contributed to the event, particularly Dolau Recreation Association, Llanfihangel Community Council and Llandegley Community Council. 

Click for photos of Dolau Royal Wedding Party 30 April 2011

Competition Results

 1 Make a crown for the Future King.

Under 5

1st Iwan Davies 2nd Grace Powell 3rd Louis Watkins

6-8 year old

1st Emily Davies 2nd Hannah Thomas 3rd Dylan Owen

9 & over

1st Rachel Duggan 2nd Jessica Dunne 3rd Elliot Watkins

2 Design a Dress for a Royal Princess

6-8 year old

1st Hannah Thomas 2nd Emily Davies 3rd Martha Duggan

9 & over

1st Hannah Morris 2nd Esme Doherty 3rd Hannah Morris

3 A Wedding Cake Picture

Under 5

1st Louis Watkins 2nd Grace Powell 3rd Rhys Jones

6-8 years old

1st Eve Watkins 2nd Hannah Thomas 3rd Kathryn Shaw

9 & over

1st Josephine Duggan 2nd Elliot Watkins 3rd Henry McCarthy-Allen

4 Design an Invitation for the Royal Wedding

Under 5

1st Louis Watkins 2nd George Stuart- Lyon   3rd Rhys Jones

6-8 years old

1st Hannah Thomas 2nd Dylan Owen 3rd Maria Freeman

9 and over

1st Maddy Watkins 2nd Ffion Owen 3rd Josephine Duggan

5 Limerick

1st Mary Lomax   2nd RobShelton 3rd Phillip Davies

6 Sentence with all words beginning with the letter M

1st Phillip Davies 2nd RobShelton

7 Funny Photo with Caption

1st Rob Shelton 2nd Annette Watkins 3rd Glyn & Rachel Lewis