WUFA Charity Pre-School and After School Club in Woodstock invited the Duke of Marlborough for tea to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Duke was accompanied by his wife Edla, the Duchess of Marlborough, Councillor Elizabeth Poskitt who is Woodstock Mayor and Councillor Nick Manby-Brown.

Pre-school children aged two to four had spent the week preparing by making Platinum themed cup cakes, bunting, flags and paintings.

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They all dressed up in red, white and blue and wore their flower crowns made with rose petals.

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The children, staff team and their guests enjoyed a high tea of cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, strawberries, blueberries and of course the royal themed cup cakes.

The town mayor presented the children with a leather book mark to celebrate this historic event.

To the children’s absolute delight the Duke and Duchess then also presented each child with a teddy bear carefully chosen by the Duke himself.

Councillor Kate Bailey who is also the manager of the pre-school in Woodstock said how special this day had been.

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She added: “Seeing the children’s faces and knowing that we have created lasting memories is why we all work in Early Years.

“As a setting we encourage early reading, the bookmarks from Woodstock Town Council could not have been more appropriate.”

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

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