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Fun in the sun as Solihull celebrates Royal Wedding with street parties

Sarah Mason 23rd May, 2018

A SEA of Union Jack flags, bunting and hats filled streets and bars in Solihull as hundreds of people were swept away by Royal Wedding fever.

The Observer has been inundated with your pictures and stories celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

There were seven roads totally or partially closed on Saturday, and one street had its party on Sunday.

In Knowle, around 100 residents enjoyed a street party on Culverley Crescent with a bake-off competition, egg and spoon race along the road, face-painting and barbecues long into the night.

Lucy Travis, one of the organisers, said: “It was a wonderful day that brought everyone together to give real feel for community spirit with the celebration continuing until the early hours.”

West Midlands Police Community Support Officers (PSCOs) also dropped in on celebrations across in Olton and on one at St Margaret’s Church.

In Marston Green, Lisa Tennant organised an indoor street party at the Parish Hall on Elmdon Road alongside Alicia Pegg, Sally Wiltshire and Deborah McNally to help raise funds to repair the hall roof.

Residents took food to share as they watched the ceremony being held at Windsor Castle on the big screen.

Lisa said: “We really wanted to put on an event that would bring the community together, and give our children a chance to make memories and remember this historic event.

“The diversity of the community reflected that of the wedding and I feel that this is an important message in these modern times and a positive message to give to the younger generation.”

Party-goers also dressed in their wedding finery and sat down to a full wedding breakfast and watched the wedding at the Hobs Meadow pub.

Residents at the Royal Star and Garter Homes in Solihull had a special street party lunch and waved their flags as they watched the Duke and Duchess of Sussex say their vows and make their way through Windsor on the horse-drawn carriage.

Pupils at Saint Martin’s School joined in the celebrations with a day full of their very own wedding fun and games.

Younger pupils in Alice House and Junior School dressed up as wedding guests, enjoyed a special breakfast, took part in a royal quiz, decorated crowns and even acted out scenes from Harry and Meghan’s big day.

Pupils at Kingswood School in Shirley had a wedding day of their own and dressed up as brides, grooms and guests.

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