Alot of my subscribers aren’t from the UK, so I’m not sure if the news has reached across the water yet, but this weekend is the Queens Diamond Jubilee. This means the entire of the UK has gone union jack, bunting, red, white and blue flippin’ crazy.
I’m not a big one for celebrating this kind of thing – I’m getting quite cynical and sarcastic in my old age, I’m just grateful for the extra 2 days off work (oh yes, thank you Queenie!) but I thought this lazy Monday I’d hunt for some street parties. After a good 15 minute search on Google, I managed to find a list of registered Street parties – you have to register them with the council you see, no spontaneous, unplanned partying allowed!
I made my way to Wynndale Drive, Sherwood. Here I found the road closed off, a fire engine and its crew joining in a long street party. A huge row of tables down the middle of the street filled with food and crowds of neighbours and children having a great time, despite the black clouds looming above them. People said hello, smiled and even offered food as I, the complete stranger tip toed into the street with my huge camera.
As I looked around and saw these people of all ages, colour and creed joined together I did feel a tingling sense national pride coming on and my faith in the human race was restored. So to celebrate not just the Queen but these lovely people of Blighty, I’m giving them a whole feature of photos.