Norwich Queen’s diamond jubilee events

Norwich and Norfolk and getting ready to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style.

A host of events will be taking place to mark the special occasion while nearly 100 road closures to allow street parties to take place across the county have been approved by council officials.

Ian Mackie, deputy leader of Norfolk County Council, who is overseeing the authority's Jubilee activities, said: 'I am so pleased that communities across Norfolk are coming together, large or small, to celebrate this wonderful reason to celebrate and that we have been able to support this.'

Many events will be taking place over the long Bank Holiday weekend, but communities are already getting into the spirit of things.

One group getting into the spirit of the event is the 27th Norwich Rainbows, who have been awarded with Jubilee badges after an activity-packed day. The Rainbows girls, based at Christchurch Hall, in Magdalen Road, learned about similar Girl Scouts' groups across the world. They also made coronation crowns and animal masks to earn their Jubliee badge.

Julie Brociek-Coulton, spokeswoman for the 27th Rainbows, saod the badge was an important one. She said: 'Rainbows girls only receive badges on really important events and it happens about twice a year. The Jubilee badge is important because it represents the heritage of the Queen and our country.'

The girls, dressed as princesses, were joined by their parents for a big street picnic.

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The children even enjoyed a unique game of pass-the-parcel, where the parcel was wrapped in dated newspaper that reported the Queen's coronation.

Anyone with a daughter aged five to seven years old who would like to join the 27th Rainbows on a Tuesday evening at Christchurch Church Hall can call Julie Brociek-Coulton on 07786 694325 or email jewills064@aol.com.

Are you involved in a special event celebrating Norfolk? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

Share news and photos of your Diamond Jubilee celebrations with our iwitness24 community at www.iwitness24.co.uk

Don't miss the Evening News next week for comprehensive coverage of the Jubilee celebrations. Our website at www.eveningnews24.co.uk will be providing regular updates from events.

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