On 12 July Roger Radcliffe, Chairman, Clive Benney, Vice Chairman, Ann Oxley, Curator, and Colin Harris, Past Chairman, representing St Agnes Museum volunteers, attended the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, an acknowledgement of the award of the QAFVS.
Roger Radcliffe said: “It was an amazing day and a first for all of us. We were ushered through the arch at the front of the Palace into the heart of the building to emerge on the western terrace. We were met with 40 acres of garden with a lake at its centre. In front of us were rows of green and white tea tents and of course there were cucumber and mint sandwiches, minus the crusts. Many people were dressed in their national costume, with colourful African and Arabian outfits. At 4 pm The Yeomen of the Guard cleared a way through the crowds in anticipation of the Queen who made her entrance as the band played the National Anthem. It was a fabulous day, made possible because of 60 volunteers who keep the Museum going.”