Tillington and Duncton prepare for royal wedding celebrations

Tillington and Duncton villages are out to make the royal wedding day on April 29 a day to remember.

The village halls will be opening so that villagers can watch live on big screens all the events in London as Prince William and Kate Middleton get married.

At Tillington, the cricket ground will be set aside for children’s games, activities and supervised pony rides.

In and around the hall a street party will be in progress and from 1pm, food will be available with a hog roast, burgers, sausages, salads and desserts.

There will also be live music and a children’s royal fancy dress competition. Tickets from the Horse Guards Inn.

Duncton is planning a mini beer festival, live band and various activities, plus contests for the best traditional home-baked cake, best wedding-themed drawing and most patriotic dog and owner. Call 01798 342473 for more details.

The evening at Tillington continues the royal theme with a screening of the much-acclaimed film, The King’s Speech, in the village hall. Tickets will be £4 at the door.