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June 2023 Communitea Themed Flower Festival

June 2022 Platinum Jubilee

Villagers were invited to create a postcard based on their houses and views. These are shown below and are held in History Archive Cabinet. There are more details on each creation on the reverse side of the card.


Sept 2021 Charney Fête

Held on the village green and in the church. The Charney Ukulele Band (CUB) had been formed and practised on-line during lockdown.

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Charney Feast 2009

Photography by Jackie Cross www.jacquelinecrossphotography.com

Nan Sharpus and Phyllis Mills planting the Turkey Oak to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002

Queen’s Jubilee 2002

Charney Feast 1995

Charney Feast Badge 1995 [Joe Ody]

Charney Feast 1985



Feast 1983

Charney Scarecrows Date (?) – Photos Joe Ody


Feast 1981 (pt1)
Feast 1981 (Pt2)

Fete 1978

Fete Late 50s/early 60s

Fair for new hall

Hay Seeds 1956

Hay Seeds June 1956

Ethel Stevens [of Stevens Garage] (centre)

Reading Mercury Saturday 27 July 1861

CHARNEY.- The annual village feast took place last week, and was of an unusually orderly character. The festivities were brought to a close on Thursday, the 18th, with a treat to the school children, given by the Rev. G. W. Minns, curate, and the neighbouring farmers. After perambulating the parish, the children betook themselves to a field in the occupation of Mr. Beesley, and soon entered upon the various amusements provided; cricket, swinging, and Aunt Sally had each their votaries ; the latter lady was especially attractive, and received anything but delicate attentions from the juveniles. While tea was being served. Professor Moseheles’ glee, “The Village Chorister,” was creditably given by a part of the choir. The day closed with evening prayer at the church ; after which an appropriate sermon was delivered by the Rev. H. Waddington, of Longworth. There was a large attendance of visitors, and we must congratulate the parish on the success of their exertions, and the hearty goodwill which prevailed among all present.