‘Liquid sunshine’ fails to put a damper on street party in Dale Road, Dereham

A downpour of 'liquid sunshine' failed to dampen spirits at a community street party held in a quiet Dereham cul-de-sac.

The traditional bash in Dale Road, off Sandy Lane, saw residents come together under party tents and gazeboes as the vicar picked a winning cake from among 15 entries and children enjoyed face painting and crown making, as well as a Chinese raffle.

Organiser Debbie Clarke said: 'It was lovely and we all had food in the marquee and just sat around and had a really nice time. It was nice to be all together, and we had some good craic.

'One of the older residents said to me 'Don't worry about the weather - it's called liquid sunshine'.'

She also hoped that commemorative drinking cups would help the children remember the Diamond Jubilee for many years to come.

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