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Street party on Windsor Road in King's Lynn, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Picture: Ian Bu

Street party on Windsor Road in King's Lynn, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Picture: Ian Burt

It was a big birthday weekend of fun, feast and merriment as places across our region toasted the Queen's 90th milestone in exuberant style.

Communities across the region were transported to an era of neighbourly cheer and old-fashioned, simple fun as they united to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

A street party full of smiling faces was held at Windsor Road in King's Lynn on Saturday.

The celebration was organised by a group of friends who also got together to arrange festivities for the Golden Jubilee.

The venture began when Lynn resident Joanne Russell was overheard talking about the Silver Jubilee street party she enjoyed as a young girl and she thought children should experience something similar.


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She said: 'I love the royal family. We live so close to Sandringham that a lot of people have met the Queen. I just think a 90th birthday is an amazing achievement for anybody. I think it's really nice to see something where people get together and are celebrating.'

British spirit prevailed in Caister where celebrations marking the Queen's 90th birthday continued, despite periods of heavy rain.

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Hundreds of people turned out to the Norfolk Broads Lions' picnic in the park event yesterday afternoon.

The day's festivities included a fancy dress parade for children aged under five, a marine cadets drill display and performances by the Dragons Stage and Theatre School, Caister Junior School choir, Caister School of Dance and the Dumanisani drummers.

Cromer came together for a garden party in the town's North Lodge Park with lots of traditional family entertainment. Marlene's School of Dance, Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band and Walker Brothers of Norfolk were among the performers taking to the stage.

North Walsham marked the occasion with a celebration picnic in the grounds of St Nicholas' Church, while Aylsham staged a spectacular bash, with a Big Lunch in the town's Market Place.

Sheringham families turned out in force on Saturday, for a street party which saw the town centre streets lined with dozens of tables decked out with red, white and blue bunting. Hundreds attended the celebration, bringing along traditional British picnic fare.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) also organised a special fete to mark the Queen's birthday in the garden of the Bush pub in The Street, Old Costessey and more than 300 people attended.

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