A weekend-long event to mark the coronation of King Charles over the May bank holiday weekend is being planned, with entertainment and festivities in the streets.

On Saturday, May 6 visitors can watch the coronation itself as it is broadcast on a large screen in King’s Staithe Square, King's Lynn.

This will be followed by live music and fireworks in the evening. 

Among the activities, there will be crown-making for children in the square from noon until 5pm across the weekend.

There will also be a 'minesweeping' game, inspired by the visit of Royal Navy minesweepers to Lynn as part of the 1953 coronation celebrations.

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Windsor Road be closed in town from 8am to 8pm on Sunday, May 7 for the duration of the King Charles Coronation and a diversion will be in place via Windsor Terrace and London Road.

Small grants of up to £200 have been issued as part of The Big Help Out scheme for those organising their own Ccronation-related activities in west Norfolk on Monday, May 8.

A fund of £13,500 was earmarked for the scheme with funds being released to successful applicants later in April.

In addition to the events in King’s Lynn, the borough council is also providing support for events in Downham Market and Hunstanton, where there will be further celebrations to mark the occasion.