Photo gallery: Cromer, Walcott and Honing residents enjoy fun in the sun to mark 60th anniversary of Queen’s Coronation

Six-year-old Ralph Plummer joining in village games hosted by Active Norfolk as part of a coronation

Six-year-old Ralph Plummer joining in village games hosted by Active Norfolk as part of a coronation fun day held at North Lodge Park, Cromer. - Credit: Archant

Scores of people have been enjoying celebrations in the sun today to mark 60 years since the Queen's Coronation.

In Cromer, North Lodge Park has been transformed into an outdoor games area where visitors have had a go at various village games, including tennis, golf, hurdles and cornboards - an American game of skill using bean bags.

Live music, an al fresco bar and tasty barbecue treats have accompanied the free day of activities organised by the town council.

Julice Chance, council clerk, said the celebrations had gone very well, with the village games proving particularly popular.

'We just wanted to make a community day for everybody to enjoy, it's been a day for the whole family and we have had some good feedback,' she added.


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A congregation gathered in Honing church for a special service to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne.

Led by Reverend Barry Furness residents sang hymns and enjoyed readings from the original 1953 Coronation ceremony.

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Rev Furness said: 'It was extremely well received. I have to say there was not a dry eye in the house during the singing of the last hymn, people were very moved by the service and the fact they were able to celebrate 60 years of her majesty's reign.'

The congregation was joined by more residents after the service to re-dedicate the village war memorial, which has just undergone a refurbishment, and the day was finished off with tea, cake and coffee.

At Walcott, a family fun day with a dog show and a children's fancy dress competition was hosted by the parish council at the Lighthouse pub.

Attractions included live music, morris dancing, a barbecue, an arts and crafts marquee and a Punch and Judy show.

Parish council chairman Pauline Porter said: 'In spite of the fact that the wind meant we couldn't have the bouncy castle and inflatables we had planned, I think everyone has had fun.'

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