Thetford toasts Queen’s 90th birthday with street party

Party-goers at the Thetford street party for the Queen's 90th birthday.

Party-goers at the Thetford street party for the Queen's 90th birthday. - Credit: Archant

Patriotic fever caught hold in Thetford today as Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday was toasted by more than one hundred people.

Tracy Lock, left, with Pauline Barrett, right at the Thetford street party for the Queen's 90th birt

Tracy Lock, left, with Pauline Barrett, right at the Thetford street party for the Queen's 90th birthday - Credit: Archant

The town's market place turned red,white and blue this afternoon, with revellers waving flags and donning Union Flag hats.

There was also tea and cake, dancing and a rendition of God Save the Queen.

The event, organised by Thetford Town Council, saw town mayor Terry Jermy pay tribute to the Queen's work ethic.

And party-goers were delighted to be able to celebrate the monarch.

Thetford's street party for the Queen's 90th birthday.

Thetford's street party for the Queen's 90th birthday. - Credit: Archant


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Tracy Lock, from Thetford, was enjoying the day with friend, Pauline Barrett.

She said: 'I am very patriotic. The Queen has reigned for so long, and she's an excellent ambassador for this country.'

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For David Callow, from Brandon, the day brought back memories of the Queen's coronation.

Mr Callow, 72, lived in Tottenham, north London, at the time.

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He said: 'She's fantastic. Everything she's been through, she's never wavered from her duty.

'I was a cab driver in London and had so many tourists in my taxi who loved the royal family. She's a great symbol of the country.'

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