North Norfolk set for a royal knees up to celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday
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The biggest street party is expected to be held in Aylsham where the town council is hosting a Big Lunch for around 1200 people.
North Norfolk is preparing to join in the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations with street parties in towns and villages across the county this weekend.
The biggest is expected to be held in Aylsham where the town council is hosting a Big Lunch for around 1200 people in the town's market place on Sunday, June 12, from 12noon.
Live bands Looking for Mango and Agent Orange will perform at 1.30pm and 3pm, with Claire Lawrence singing between the two acts.
Aylsham Picture House is showing a rolling royal film in the town hall and serving teas and coffees. And there will be a treasure trail around the shops, available from the town hall.
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The celebration, which also includes a birthday cake competition, is expected to end around 6pm.
Other events on Sunday, include a picnic in the park at North Lodge Park, Cromer.
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Among the attractions are a fancy-dress competition for ages five up to adult, children's arts and craft activities, face-painting, balloon modelling, odd bikes and trikes to ride, music and dancing, community stalls and games. Everyone is invited to take their picnics to the Park from midday.
In North Walsham, a picnic will be held in the grounds of St Nicholas Parish Church from 1pm to 5pm.
Entertainment includes a children's disco in St Benet's Hall from 3pm to 5pm for ages five to 11, competitions to bake a Queen's drop scone and best design for the Queen's birthday card.
The event coincides with a farmers' market in Market Place. The day will finish with a celebration service in the church at 5.30pm.
In Blakeney, the Royal British Legion Club in the High Street is hosting a barbeque from 1pm. There will also be a sing-a-long at the folk club from 3pm to 6pm.
On Saturday, Sheringham is planning to host one of the longest street parties in the county - from the town centre roundabout to the seafront. Tables will be set up from 3pm. There will be music from 4pm with the party in full flow by 5pm until 7pm.
Entry is free and everyone is invited to wear red, white or blue. There will be prizes for the best dressed table area but visitors are expected to take their own tables and chairs.
In Overstrand, a flower and memorabilia festival in support of the Red Cross is being held in St Martin's Church, plus tea and cakes, on June 11 from 10am to 5pm and June 12, from noon to 5pm.
On Friday, the Lighthouse Inn in Walcott is holding a royal knees up with Annie's Jazz Band and Roger Bean from 6pm to 10pm.
And, between 7pm and 7.30pm that day, Wiveton Church is hosting a musical celebration called 'Happy and Glorious' and visitors are invited to take their Union Jacks with them.
The programme includes Double Octave Choir and instrumentalists. Conductor is Graham Hoskins. Tickets are available on the door with proceeds to the Church Repair Fund.
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