This year, Queen's Day was held on the 11th March 2022.

Queen's Day 2022

Report from Randal Repetto and photos from Fiona Kilpatrick, Kelly Green and Rachel Green

Queen's Day was held on Friday the 11th March 2022. This is a public holiday where we celebrate the Queen's Birthday. Tristan's Queen's Day is held in February or March to enable a produce show to be held in the late Summer/Early Autumn.

The gong sounded early morning to ensure that everyone knew it was Queen's Day. Although the weather was dull in the morning, everyone was very happy that the weather improved as the day went on. St Mary's School is normally where Queen's Day is held. Morning competitions are held in the school hall and sport events, which are held in the afternoon, take place on the 'American Fence' situated just below the school. At 11am all entries to the competitions had to be submitted and at 12 noon the judging took place.

At about 2pm everyone gathered at St Marys School to take part in or watch the sport activities in the American Fence. After a game of football rounders to end the day off, everyone was invited to Residency by Co-Administrators Fiona Kilpatrick and Steve Townsend. Prizes were given for the competitions as well as raffle prizes for Adults and Children.

Produce Show

Tomatoes and Pot Plants

Tomatoes and Pot Plants

Cakes Dressed Crawfish
Cakes Dressed Crawfish

Fishing Competition

Measuring a Bluefish from the fishing competition

Measuring a Bluefish from the fishing competition

Sports

Spectators by the school Spectators
Spectators at the school and American Fence

Children at the sports

Children gathered for the sports

Start of the girls' race End of the girls' race
Start and finish of the girls' race

Potato and spoon race

Above & below: Potato and spoon race

Potato and spoon race Winner of the potato and spoon race

Hoop race

Hoop race

Tug of war

Men's tug of war

Tug of war

Women's tug of war

Prize-giving at the Residency

Reception at the Residency

Co-Administrators Fiona Kilpatrick and Steve Townsend host a reception and prize-giving at the Residency

Toasting the HM The Queen at the Residency Co-Administrator Fiona Kilpatrick giving her speech at the prize-giving
Toasting Her Majesty The Queen Co-Administrator Fiona Kilpatrick
giving her speech at the prize-giving