Mulbarton residents embraces their community spirit for the Royal Wedding

Residents from Mulbarton have been embracing their community spirit by waving their flags high to celebrate today's Royal Wedding.

A street party has been organised by the residents of Wild Radish Close and the celebrations will be stating from 2pm today.

Paul Coleman, 43, and his wife, Alex Coleman, 39, have been helping to decorate the street with their children Toby, 6, and Eve, 2, while other children from the close were dancing in the street and performing music with their recorders.

Mr Coleman explained: 'Everyone from Wild Radish has helped to organise the street party, which is going to involve all of the close. Everyone has chipped in and we are all doing food. Things will be going on till late.'

As well as decorating houses and vintage and classic cars in flags, balloons and ribbons, there will also be games for both children and adults, as well as quizzes and an assault course for bikes.

Mrs Coleman added: 'I think it is really nice how all the neighbours have come together. We have a really nice group of people living here and it will be nice to see everyone embracing the red, white and blue colours.'

The last street parties that the close organised were for the World Cup and the Golden Jubilee.

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On Cuckoofield Lane, residents and staff from Hanover Gardens, which is run by Hanover Housing Association, kicked off their celebrations at 10am today.

Everyone was treated to coffee and biscuits while watching the wedding ceremony.

This will then followed by a lunch and raffle and in the afternoon residents will then test themselves with a royal-themed quiz, while enjoying more tea and cakes.

The day will then finish with a barbecue.

Estate Manager Debbie Genery said: 'We have got a large screen and we are going to watch the event together. The longest married couple living at Hanover Gardens will also be cutting our royal wedding cake.

'I think today is very good for the elderly, for them to reminisces, and it is also good for the community spirit to involve everybody. I am very excited.'

• Thousands of Norwich people will be celebrating the royal wedding - and our photographers are out and about today taking fantastic pictures of the special events. But you can also take your own photos of your event - just email them to newsdesk@archant.co.uk and we will put them online to create a record of how Norwich celebrated the big day.

• More pictures will be printed on our eight-page souvenir supplement with Monday's Evening News - so make sure your event is pictured and remembered for years to come.

• You can follow events on the day itself, enjoy pictures from celebrations all over the region or read previous royal wedding stories, by logging on to www.eveningnews24.co.uk or www.edp24.co.uk

• If you have a story relating to the wedding please contact our reporter Annabelle Dickson on 01603 772426, or email annabelle.dickson@archant.co.uk.

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