He hadn’t planned to open the box until its contents were needed, but, he reveals, “I had a premonition yesterday morning, so I checked it. Somewhere along the line it got mixed up and we’ve got flags of St George.” Never mind. You only have to go a few yards past the village sign and there’s the first of many houses laden with the stuff.

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At the age of 13, Bevis made her debut in 2005 in the World Association of Wrestling, a promotion run by her family, under the ring name Britani Knight.

She went on to hold several championships on independent circuits within Europe.

Then there’s the all-important issue of lavatories. Nor are there paper napkins to wrap round the buns at the evening hog-roast. The actress/comedienne has lived with her husband Grant Roffey on a nearby farm for the past 18 years and is always happy to lend a hand when Plaistow requires a celebrity.

But how are they going to get her to the village without getting caught in the parade of 33 vintage cars which is gently trundling over from nearby Ifold?

For on Thursday evening, with less than two days go till the 12-hour jamboree begins, Stuart East, the chairman of Plaistow and Ifold parish council, has bad news for his fellow Jubilee committee members.

Mr East, who is a calm, methodical man, received his shipment of top-quality bunting a month ago.

Just 300 people live in Plaistow, West Sussex, with its charming pub, its beautiful Victorian church, its pond, its primary school and its handy village store.

No wonder an average house here is worth more than £500,000.

“A little bit of bouncing would be nice,” Walters says.