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From new year’s eve idea to Diamond Jubilee party - how one Norwich street celebrated 60 years of Queen Elizabeth

PUBLISHED: 19:46 05 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee street party in full swing on Camberley Road in Norwich.  Photo: Bill Smith

Diamond Jubilee street party in full swing on Camberley Road in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

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What started as a suggestion on new year’s eve became reality today as new and old neighbours joined together in a city road to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

Camberley Road, off Newmarket Road, Norwich, was closed off to traffic, with around 80 people gathering for a street party.

Bunting lined the street tables replaced vehicles as those in attendance enjoyed lunch and tea.

Gordon Turner, who helped organise the party, said: “Someone idly mentioned if we were organising a jubilee party. We said no but then we thought ‘what a great idea’ and we went from there.”

Fellow organiser Jane Grove said: “Yesterday nine of us went in convoy to collect the tables and chairs and it was amazing - the Dunkirk spirit and the camaraderie. Everyone has pulled together.”

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