Villages host events to mark Queen’s 90th birthday

Lawrance Park Hall, Thurlby Queens birthday party organisers Jenny Garrett, Janet Edwards, Chris Ely, June Nall, Pat Osborn and Cathy Hebborn EMN-160423-173357009
Lawrance Park Hall, Thurlby Queens birthday party organisers Jenny Garrett, Janet Edwards, Chris Ely, June Nall, Pat Osborn and Cathy Hebborn EMN-160423-173357009

Two villages hosted parties on Saturday in celebration of Her Majesty’s milestone 90th birthday just two days previously.

In Ryhall, there was a party in the park for all the family on Saturday on the Meadows Playing Field in the village.

Activities included games, rides, a bar and barbecue, tug of war and of course, a big birthday cake.

Organisers said it was a fantastic day.

And in the afternoon, a right Royal tea party was hosted at Lawrance Park Hall on Saturday.

The idea for the event was thought up by Mother’s Union leader Patsy Moore, who brought groups including St Firmin’s Church, Methodist Church and the Women’s Institute together to make it into a true village event.

Patsy said: “There must have been more than 100 people and it was a really lovely event.

“It was a little bit too chilly to have a street party but the tea party was excellent.

“There was lots of chatter about the Queen and what she’s achieved over the years, as well as the rest of the Royal family.”

As well as refreshments, there was also a children’s red, white and blue fancy dress party to make sure everyone was kept entertained.

The aim of the event was to have a village gathering to raise a glass to the Queen - but there were also donations, the total is still being 
counted.

The money raised will go to one of the 2,000 charities the Queen supports, most likely Cancer Research UK.

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