The Queen has given her official endorsement for a series of street parties to be held across the UK as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.
She has written to the organisers of the Big Jubilee Lunches, saying she is “delighted” that they are taking place on 3rd June as part of events marking her 60 years on the throne.
The national project sees people getting together to share lunch with neighbours and friends in the form of a traditional street party or a picnic in small or larger groups.
The idea emulates the street parties which greeted the Queen’s coronation in 1953, also the first of a British monarch to be shown on television, allowing people to watch events at home with friends and neighbours.
Already district authorities across Mansfield and Ashfield are making plans for residents wanting to celebrate the big day.
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