GALLERY: Royal Wedding celebrations enjoyed across Fenland
HUNDREDS of people across Fenland came together as one yesterday to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
Coloured bunting and Union Jacks were on display throughout the area as residents toasted the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton at a host of special events.
People of all ages got in the party spirit to enjoy the happy couple’s big day, which was watched on TV by an estimated two billion people.
Sixth Avenue in Wisbech and Henson Road in March were among 34 streets to be closed across Cambridgeshire for official street parties. However, many, including neighbours in Horsegate Gardens, Chatteris, held their own smaller versions to celebrate the historic occasion.
A Royal Wedding tea party was held at St Mary’s Church in Whittlesey with revellers donning wedding hats or Easter bonnets. Heron House care home in March held a mock Royal Wedding with staff members Nick Cooke and Val Ingram ‘tieing the knot’ in front of residents.
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Elsewhere, there was another unusual event in Whittlesey with divers enjoying an underwater Royal Wedding party at Guildenburgh Water.
Youngsters at Blackberry House Day Nursery in March and Wisbech enjoyed special parties earlier in the week as did more than 120 Rainbows and Brownies from the March district.
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A party in St John’s Church Hall, March, was attended by 124 girls while other Rainbows and Brownies came together in Manea. Cakes, party games and a special ‘Royal Wedding’ challenge - which included making tiaras and edible jewellery - were just some of the fun-filled activities on offer.
District commissioner, Sue Southwell, said: “It was fantastic to see so many of our girls join together to take part in lots of fun and games and celebrate this very special occasion, especially as Kate herself was a former Brownie.”