Wymondham was transformed today (Saturday) with bunting, a brass band, hog roast and hundreds of people who enjoyed the jubilee festivities.

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The morning began with an antique’s fair and display of classic cars in the town centre, followed by a street parade led by the Smokehouse Blue Jazz Band and the town’s “King” and “Queen” in regal costume.

Between 400 and 500 youngsters then descended on the Market Square for a specially-prepared lunch and street party.

Daniel Cox, who organised the event alongside a committee, said: “We’ve had so many people and organisations around Wymondham work hard to put together the lunch so it’s really a community event that people across the town have been keen to be part of. “Yes, it’s a celebration of 60 years of the Queen but we saw it as a chance to celebrate all that’s good in Wymondham. It’s a vibrant, happening community but many organisations don’t get the chance to promote themselves so we’ve given them a place to showcase what they do.”

The day also featured a traditional Olde English Fayre and free walk-in art workshop at Wymondham Arts Centre.

Betty Leggett, who was in her 70s and from Hethersett, who visited the event, said: “I think it’s nice because it’s really pretty and it’s a lot better than Norwich.”

Mollie Warman, from Wymondham, added: “I think it’s splendid. The cars have been a particularly nice display.”




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