Preparations gather pace for Royal Wedding event in South Lynn

Plans are being finalised for a street party in South Lynn to celebrate the Royal Wedding at the end of next week.

More than 100 residents are expected to dress up and get together to celebrate the marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William from 11am on Friday, April 29.

The ceremony will be shown in The Portway via a projector and a screen and afterwards there will be attractions including live music, inflatables, face painting, garden games and a tombola.

Lynn-based companies have donated prizes for a charity raffle with Freebridge Community Housing having already donated two giant marquees for the occasion.

The event has been put together by the seven members of Yours South Lynn Social Committee. who have been working to create a cheerful, sustainable community since forming in 2009.

Committee member Kimberly Ely said: 'Our final preparations are going well and we are all really excited about this.

'I think it is going to be a great chance to get the community together.

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'You always hear how things used to be and I remember seeing pictures of street parties as a kid.

'I think it would be great to recreate that community spirit again and have an environment where people look out for each other.'

She added: 'It should be a really good day and if it is really successful then we might make this an annual event.'

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