Published: April 29, 2011
In photos: Burnham-On-Sea celebrates Royal Wedding Day

Over 20 street parties were held across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge on Friday (April 29th) when residents celebrated the Royal Wedding.

The towns were awash with red, white and blue to mark the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Street parties were held across the two towns, with 300 people attending Highbridge's event at Churchfield School where a sit-down meal was held and a mock wedding.

Five year-old Jacob Mattock and six year-old Ellie Brazier, who are best pals in the same class at the school, were 'married' by vicar Reverend Sharon Crossman in a ceremony.

In Burnham's Bathurst Close, 130 residents took part in a mass street party where royal-themed hat and cake competitions were held. The town's Mayor and Mayoress had the job of judging the entries.

Worston Lane was the setting for another big street party, where several hundred people enjoyed a meal, street games and live music.

See more photos of Burnham's wedding celebrations in our gallery

And The Grove in Burnham-On-Sea (pictured top) was also the setting for a street party where residents sat down along tables in the road to enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and drink with friendly discussion.

Burnham's Fairstart Nursery in Princess Street also marked the wedding with a fun morning of entertainment with games, craft stalls and refreshments.

Sixteen patients at Burnham Hospital also joined in the celebrations, watching the wedding on a big screen TV before enjoying a special high tea provided by the Friends of Burnham Hospital.

Further celebrations were also held at Brean Village Hall, in Burnham's Winchester Road, at Burnham's Ashbourne guesthouse, outside the S&D in Burnham High Street and at Geri's Bistro in College Street.

Click here for video highlights of Burnham's wedding celebrations

Burnham-On-Sea's MP Tessa Munt also attended a special Royal Wedding themed party outside Mark Village Hall, supported by several hundred local residents.

Burnham's Mayor, Michael Clarke, told "It makes you proud to be a resident of this area when you see the warm community spirit that's been on show today. It's been a wonderful day."

On Saturday, the Mayor's 'Right Royal Wedding Do' will be held from 12 noon outside the Victoria Hotel with a wide range of street entertainment and events taking place throughout the day in aid of Burnham Hospital and BARB.

A mock wedding took place at Highbridge's Street Party

The Mayor and Mayoress judged a Royal hat competition at Bathurst Close

Burnham's MP Tessa Munt attended a wedding party at Mark Village Hall

Residents of Burnham's The Grove enjoyed a street party

Over sixty children in Brean were treated to a street party outside the village hall

Face painting was one of the activities held at Bunham's Fairstart Nursery party

Revellers enjoyed a Royal-themed party outside the S&D pub in Burnham

Face painting was enjoyed by these youngsters at the S&D party

Celebrating residents in The Grove enjoyed a full meal

Organisers and supporters of Highbridge's street party at Churchfield School

Burnham Hospital residents joined in the Royal Wedding Day celebrations

Fairstart Nursery in Princess Street held its own fun day

Residents in Burnham's Worston Lane turned out in large numbers

Geri's Bistro Bar in Burnham joined in the fun by holding its own Royal event provided live video coverage of the wedding on Friday

See more photos of Burnham's wedding celebrations in our gallery here

Video highlights of Burnham's wedding celebrations

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