Burnham-On-Sea area celebrates Queen's 90th birthday
celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday with scores of street parties,
cream teas, family entertainment and special events over the weekend.
was invited along to the celebrations and these photos give a
flavour of the atmosphere at each event.
above, more than 25 residents at Chichester Close were treated
to a street party supported by the Town Council.
Burnham's Mayor and Mayoress signed a giant birthday card which
is being sent to the Queen from the people of Burnham. It was
signed by 400 people over the weekend on the seafront and was
hand-produced by Linda Bullimore.
seafront celebration taking place over three days saw live music,
a tug of war, beach fun, stalls and a royal-themed fancy dress
competition being organised by community group BOSH Events.
ended with a Youth Parade along the beach from Maddock's Slade
to the jetty featuring local youngsters on Sunday evening.
and Highbridge Town Band were on top form during their performance
at the seafront event on Saturday.
group the Bostock Breeze Band entertained the audience on the
seafront with a great line-up of tunes during Saturday, followed
in the evening by 'Elvis'.
two youngsters were crowned the winners of a royal-themed fancy
dress competition during the weekend.
crier Alastair Murray was in full voice as he cried a celebratory
message of congratulations to Her Majesty.
enjoyed a Street Party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday
at the Gospel Centre in Old Burnham Road, Highbridge on Saturday.
Highbridge event was given a Commonwealth theme with freshly cooked
Caribbean food, English cream teas, a cake stall and hot dogs
Highbridge event was hailed a success by co-organiser Zoe Ryder,
who said: "The event was held to give something back to the
community and it was a superb day. We also raised a good sum for
the Peter Gilliard School in India which we are supporting through
Sunday, these giant zorb balls on Burnham beach attracted plenty
of attention, with families keen to give them a go.
number of stalls were set up along the seafront offering items
from local charities including Educate the Kids.
Time For Youth's members took part in a parade along Burnham beach
from Maddock's Slade to the jetty.
taking part in the beach parade received a medal that was presented
by the town's Mayor and Mayoress.
were collected during a street collection for BARB Search &
Rescue at the seafront event, which raised £173.05 for its
life-saving work. Event organiser Gaynor Brown said: "We
had a good turnout of people for the start of the season, with
crowds of people in between the showers. It was a super weekend
to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday here in Burnham."
bagpiper, Pipe Major Gavin Utting, attracted plenty of attention
from visitors through the weekend.
Royal British Legion enjoyed a cream team in their Victoria Street
HQ on Sunday
Royal British Legion welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress to Sunday's
cream tea event.
the Beachcomber in Brean, couples filled the dance floor for a
special Royal tea dance on Saturday afternoon.
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge