Welwyn Garden City streets go mad for Royal Wedding

A TUG-OF-WAR, scooter races, a recycled hat competition, a wedding cake, fancy dress, barbeques, bouncy castles, and a mini golf match... that’s just some of the treats you would have enjoyed had you visited every WGC Royal Wedding street party on Friday.

Street parties took place across the area with Hanside Close, Parkfields, Burgundy Croft, Sloansway, Homerfield, Hornsfield and Valley Road to name but a few.

The last celebrated with a themed ‘Bring and Share Picnic Tea’ day, which featured tug-of-war, scooter races and a recycled Royal Wedding hat competition.

The do was so good that plans are already afoot to mark Queen’s Diamond Jubile.

Jenny McCann, organiser, said: “It was a resounding success, and there is already talk of celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next June. Thanks to all the team who helped make it happen, and our best wishes to the newlyweds.”


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The joint winners in the adult category of the hat competition were Frances Wilson for her creation decorated with pineapple leaves, orange and grapefruit skins, and Ingrid Marson, for her hat decorated with a recycled water bottle and bottle lids.

Winner in the junior category was 11-year-old Anna for her hat decorated with recycled plastic cups and birthday cards.

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However, it wasn’t just the streets celebrating.

At Panshanger Golf Course, a Royal Couple and their Bridesmaids event (pictured) saw mixed pairs matches, with partners dressed in red, white and blue, culminating in an afternoon wedding breakfast.

While at John Lewis a wedding cake was baked (pictured) and handed out to the shopping customers.

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