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Midsummer Garden Party - Sunday 20 June 2010

A clarinet quartet from the Portsmouth Grammar School played at the party. They were conducted by Rob Blanken. Following their performance the Festival Players entertained us with songs and dances.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Paula Riches, opening the garden party accompanied by Mr Alec Smith, the Lord Mayor’s Consort, and Dr Ann Coats, coordinator the Friends of the Porter's Garden. Picture: Adrian Powell

At the party

The Lord Mayor speaking about the three oval plaques to be dispayed on the dockyard wall. They depict Queen Mary II (1689 - 1694), King Charles II (1660 -1685) and Queen Anne (1702 -1714) all of whom had an interest in gardening.

Listening to the Lord Mayor's speech

Pointing out where the plaques will go

The Mary II and Charles II plaques, made by John Phillipson

The Queen Anne plaque, made by John Phillipson

The Festival Players performing

At the party

Friends serving the strawberry tea

Councillor Terry Hall draws the first ticket in the raffle. Peter Goodship, chief executive of Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, is the master of ceremonies

A prizewinner in the raffle

A prizewinner in the raffle

A prizewinner in the raffle

Visitors watch the raffle

A prizewinner in the raffle

Photos: John Scott except as stated

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