Bath Voice News: a very British coronation picnic organised by the Friends of Firs Field hailed a brilliant community event (despite its near cancellation due to the threat of rain)

Rob Coles writes: The Comb Down Coronation Picnic. With the forecast of heavy rain the Friends of Firs Field picnic was on the verge of being cancelled when Archers Marques stepped in with the generous loan of a large marquee, allowing the estimated 300 picnickers to enjoy the free community event whatever the weather.

Matt Wheeldon enjoys an ice cream

Fiddle and Strum duo provided the live music, and there was a bbq from the Mulberry Park Hub Cafe and the other caterers did brisk business all afternoon.

Thanks to the Friends of Firs Field the Firs has become the outdoor community center of Combe Down. Photo of Fiddle and Strum with Matt Wheeldon of Friends of Firs Field. Photos by Rob Coles including the main one of Matt and Fiddle and Strum.