Solihull residents turn out for Platinum jubilee street parties - The Solihull Observer

Solihull residents turn out for Platinum jubilee street parties

Solihull Editorial 6th Jun, 2022 Updated: 8th Jun, 2022   0

NEIGHBOURS across Solihull hung up the bunting and headed outside to raise a glass for the Queen’s Platinum jubilee.

From egg and spoon races to cake competitions and even afternoon tea there was plenty on offer to get residents into the party spirit.

The residents of Everitt Drive in Knowle took to their street to mark the occasion.

There were party games including musical chairs, and egg and spoon race and balloon races a quiz and even a sing along.

As well as the usual party food Everitt Drive held its very own cake competition which was won by a Ukrainian family.

Denise Jowitt and Kattalin Martin joint organisers said: “A lovely day was had by all of us on Everitt Drive with everyone braving the rain and cold.

“There was a fabulous array of cakes with the winner being a traditional Ukrainian cake made by our new Ukrainian neighbours.”

Riverside Drive in Solihull turned red white and blue when the residents came together with those from nearby flats for a tea party.

They sang the national anthem with pride to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Residents at Blossomfield Grange, on Worcester Way hosted a royal themed garden party with family and friends – complete with live entertainment from local singer, Linda Williams.

Staff at the home decorated the garden with Union Jack flags, bunting and balloons – and everyone enjoyed traditional fish and chips, Pimm’s cocktails, cakes and scones.

Residents have also spent time reminiscing about their own memories of jubilee celebrations gone by, including resident Stanley, 97, who was lucky enough to attend the Queen’s annual garden party in 2017.

He said: “It was a wonderful day – everything was timed perfectly and the Queen was so tiny and just lovely. It was such a privilege to attend.”

Corrine Croft in Kingshurst hung out the bunting for the celebrations where resident DJ Mark Tolliss provided music for all to enjoy during the festivities.


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