Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Celebrating our Queen's 65 years on the throne - longest reigning Monarch - with a Street Party

Another excuse for a street party!
Last year's was such a success (Queen's 90th birthday) folk wanted to do it again
Hard to imagine that our Queen has reigned for 65 years.
I remember her Coronation very well.
School was closed and every street in our then neighbourhood had a party (very rare these days).
Also rare were televisions - I remember just 1 in the street

Beginning with a BBQ at midday 

Community police dropped by for a chat 

Afternoon tea at 2.30pm

and Bring and Share Buffet at 5.30 pm

The road had to be cleared and sorted from 7.0 pm in order to be opened again to traffic at 8.0 pm
A good but tiring day


ellen b said...

Congratulations to the Queen! That bring and share buffet looks delicious!

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely community idea.

CherryPie said...

It looks like a lot of fun. I wish our community did something like that :-)

Gracie Saylor said...

It is wonderful to see a fun and community building event!

Mary Horst said...

How very interesting. I too remember when the queen was crowned. I even remember when we sang, "God Save the King" for our Opening Exercises in Public School.
I do enjoy your blog I've always been fascinated by all things English (I'm Canadian) and like your historical writings.

Mary Horst

Vee said...

Wonderful to celebrate together and to honor your Queen together. It looks like great fun and what a lot of yummy looking food, too.

Annie said...

65 years. What an amazing life. Love your street scenes. It looks like it was great fun.

Adrienne said...

I remember the Queen's coronation, too! I was a very young girl and my dear mother's family gathered in my great-grandparent's home in California to watch the event. I viewed the black and white television from my great-mother's living floor where my cousins and I stretched out on our tummies and propped our heads on our little hands. We were told to be very quiet and we didn't miss a single thing. It was a time of respect and awe for me - and imagining what it would be like to be a queen.
~Adrienne~ said...

Your party looks such fun and the food delicious!

Yes, I remember the Coronation too.
We went to a party at the local primary school.
I got a Coronation Mug which I insisted on holding - and dropped on the way home!
Everyone else drank their milk out of coronation mugs ever after….except me….

Ag said...

What a nice neighbourhood celebration.
Lots of goodies and fun.