Jubilation marks 60 glorious years

PARTY fever gripped Derbyshire as revellers enjoyed a long weekend of celebrations to toast the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Young and old came together in towns and villages across the county to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne.

NDET 1-6-12 RKH 5 Holymoorside primary pupils Eva and Ara Lingwood celebrate the jubilee.

NDET 1-6-12 RKH 5 Holymoorside primary pupils Eva and Ara Lingwood celebrate the jubilee.

Despite the unseasonable weather, families flocked to fun-filled street parties, carnivals, parades and beacon lighting ceremonies to pay tribute to Britain’s second longest-serving monarch.

And school pupils and community groups pulled out all the stops to mark the historic event with patriotic celebrations.

Cllr Andrew Lewer, leader of Derbyshire County Council, said: “It’s been fantastic to see communities come together to celebrate this momentous national occasion.

“It’s a real tribute to the Queen and it just goes to show what communities can achieve when they work together for the benefit and enjoyment of all.”

For more coverage, see this week’s Derbyshire Times.

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