Burnham-On-Sea Jubilee street party was 'largest in Somerset'
of Burnham-On-Sea's The Grove, Marlborough Court and Gardenhurst
threw a Jubilee Street party on Monday (June 4th) which is thought
to have been the biggest in Somerset.
than 200 neighbours, friends and family gathered in glorious sunshine
for an afternoon of relaxation, party games and fireworks.
intergenerational activities included a treasure hunt around the
streets, a crown colouring competition and a royal-themed quiz.
The now annual 'Three Streets Cake Bake' competition, judged by
five times national confectioner champion Keith Fisher, was won
by Michaela from Marlborough Court and the new cup cake class
was won by a very surprised and pleased Amanada from The Grove.
The afternoon's activities included an Odd Houses versus Even
Houses sporting challenge, with rounds being held for children
favourites such as a three-legged race and egg and spoon race
were complimented by welly wanging and space hopper relays.
competition came down to the last event, The Tug of War. The defending
champions, Evens, took the first heat and had all to play for
in the second heat, which was an epic battle with a titanic effort
Team captains were frantically preparing their teams beforehand
and spirits were running high.
of around 50 on each side battled it out for over a minute with
Evens anchorman Nigel Milner horizontal at one point in his efforts
to hold back the cried of "heave!" from the Odds. In
the end, an exhausted Odds were pulled over the Evens line.
The residents were pleased to welcome Mayor Ken Smout during the
afternoon who presented the organising team with a certificate
of recognition for their community-spirited efforts. The evening's
entertainment was alfresco karaoke and a spectacular firework
display. Elisya Parker and Austin Spinks were crowned the Three
Streets King and Queen for 2012.
Local resident Mandi Stewart said: "Celebrating the Queen's
Jubilee under blue skies, surrounded by my friends, family and
neighbours, was a glorious combination. Long may our street parties
and her reign continue."