This is the well-known television star Shirley the Sheep suitably kitted out in a knitted safety helmet in preparation for this stupendous event today
The idea was that children could bring their Teddy Bears to be given a parachute ride down from the church tower as part of the village's Jubilee celebrations. Neve volunteered her friend Shirley for this challenge which was shared by at least one alligator, some dogs and many favourite teddy bears - great fun
Diane was in charge of launching the entrants from the tower and evidently enjoyed the event as much as anybody
This is how it was all meant to happen
of course, the Wells' effort had to be different, as you can see - just as well the tower is substantial and in good condition bearing in mind Shirley's bulk!!