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26th Jun, 2022

IN PICTURES: Hanging out the flags for Jubilee

Rob George 9th Jun, 2022

A RIGHT Royal celebration was held across Worcester to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with more than 130 street parties and events across the city.

Among the celebrations was a party at a housing for older people scheme in Worcester as Sanctuary opened the doors of Noele Court home in Tuffery Close for a red, white and blue celebration full of afternoon tea, music and lots of party games.

Sanctuary provided funding for almost 200 Jubilee celebrations in its housing schemes across the country through its Community Investment Fund.

Patriotic Perry Manor residents marked the Queen’s milestone with a traditional street party inspired celebration.

On the day, residents and families were invited to tap their feet to live entertainment from Helen Pearson, who sang classic tunes from the 1940s, and everyone took part in a special crown-making competition, as well as a host of royal-themed games and some patriotic face painting.

To top the afternoon off, everyone was treated to a barbecue lunch, specially prepared by the home’s chef, rounded off with frozen delights from an ice cream van.

Katherine Matthews, home manager at Perry Manor, added: “For older people, and those living with dementia, reminiscing about key milestones, such as previous jubilee celebrations, can help bring back happy memories, as well as prompting conversation and connection with those around them.

“We have many royalists here at Perry Manor, who were keen to mark the Queen’s incredible reign and celebrate in style. Everyone had a fantastic time, and we’re already planning our next royal knees up!”

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin joined thousands of local people across the county marking the Platinum Jubilee attending a succession of events to mark the milestone.

Mrs Baldwin criss-crossed the rural constituency visiting events in towns and villages celebrating the achievement of Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

The MP joined dignitaries at the lighting of the beacon on top of Malvern Hills at the start of the celebrations and visited local events and church services as well as taking part in a ceremony to plant a tree as part of the Queen’s Canopy scheme.

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