Sheringham decked out in red, white and blue for Queen’s birthday
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Sheringham families turned out in force on Saturday, for a street party which saw the town centre streets lined with dozens of tables decked out with red, white and blue bunting.
Hundreds attended the celebration, bringing along traditional British picnic fayre ranging from sausage rolls and sandwiches, to Union Jack buns and corgi-themed cakes.
An earlier row over road closures was forgotten, as smiling townsfolk toasted the Queen with fizzy pop served up in red, white and blue paper cups or plastic wine glasses of champagne cooled in ice buckets.
The event was organised by the town council, Sheringham carnival committee and other local groups, with a small army of patriotically-dressed volunteers helping set up tables and acting as marshals and ushers.
Entertainment was provided by Sheringham Primary School choir, the Sheringham Shantymen and St Andrew's Church ladies fellowship choir, with Sheringham Salvation Army band leading party-goers in a rendition of Happy Birthday.
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Town councillor Tricia Brooks, who also celebrated her birthday on Saturday, said the street party gave Sheringham folk a chance to come together and honour 'our lovely Queen'.
'We wanted to do more than light the beacon,' she added. 'And, because Sheringham has apparently never before had a street party, we thought this would be a wonderful idea.'
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Wyn Nurse, who shared a table with husband Charlie and friends John and Valerie Bush, said: 'It is fun for the town, it has been a great show of community spirit and I think it is what we ought to be doing more of.'