On Sunday June 5th, around 200 villagers gathered for an event organised by Maria Callow and a team of local residents to celebrate the Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee (celebrating 70 years of service). The event was held in the churchyard and neighbouring field and also used the Ruckinge Village Hall.

Barbara Ware a former Ruckinge resident produced the following historical material which was physically displayed on the day and provided everyone with insights into how Ruckinge has changed over the last 70 years. The display will remain in the church for those to view who were unable to attend.