THE BERE Peninsula celebrated the Diamond Jubilee with great enthusiasm and many varied events for the community over the weekend.

An exhibition of memorabilia and documents covering the reigns of Victoria to Elizabeth II was organised by Jean Sharman of the Bere Local History Group and friends, which attracted a great deal of interest. They thanked all who loaned their family treasures, in particular to Gillian Dawe, David and Christine Mitchell, Phil and Julie Archer, Yvonne Collom, Charlotte Anderson and Rosemary Niblock.

A Jubilee concert in the Parish Hall, brought in many spectators, who were able to enjoy a wide range of popular music, directed by Helena Rogers, and included many talented local groups and individuals.

The concert included master of ceremonies Geoff Wyatt, ladies choir Chordial, Calstock duo on guitar and harp Jenny Bolders and Liz Bracey-Davies, Gill Wyatt, St Andrew's Singers, saxophonist Louise Jones, Jenny Wright, Rockin Georgia Rolls and Ed Larkin and many others.

Geoff thanked the accompanists Valerie Asater, Lesley Wright and Ann Parsons, the carnival committee, Helena Rogers, people backstage including Steve Jackson, Paul Willmott and Richard Waring. He thanked Elford Maddock for copying services, Bere Pharmacy and Margaret's Hairdressing for advertising and ticket sales.

Donations from the exhibition and proceeds from the concert are in aid of the Jubilee Project to build new premises for the Youth2Youth group.