PHOTO GALLERY: Holt celebrates jubilee with a royal tea party in the street

The rich smell of cake filled the air today (Saturday) at a royal tea party in the heart of a north Norfolk town.

Held in Holt's Church Street more than 200 people arrived with plates of food and trays of cake to share with delicious cups of tea served from the Parish Hall.

Holt Town Council clerk Diana Dann helped to organise the event with a number of groups in the community and was delighted with the effort that had gone into the weekend.

She said: 'It's been lovely and it's nice to see the work of others come together. I think it's a great thing for the nation and I think people feel that the Queen has done a great job.'

The festivities were launched with a concert held in the Community Centre yesterday (Friday) and crowds were also treated to a craft fair this morning.


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Angela Ward of Angelina Lou Designs in Norwich brought special jubilee badges to sell at the fair and said the day had been 'good fun.'

'The badges have been popular and it's been lovely to come to Holt and take part in the town's celebrations,' she said.

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The fun will continue tomorrow (Sunday) with an 800-metre long jubilee fun run at Spouts Common from 9am-noon. The first 100 people to complete the run will receive a medal.

Then at 3.30pm there will be a civic service in the St Andrew's Church.

On Monday the jubilee beacon will be lit on the Common at 10pm.

? Holt Town Council are asking people to send in photographs from the weekend as they would like to put these into a bound book to commemorate the event. For more information please call Mrs Dann on 01263 712149 or email holttown@tiscali.co.uk.

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