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Fleet residents of all ages gather together to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee



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People of all ages gathered together in a South Holland village to mark the Queen's 70-year reign.

Welly wanging and music were part of the fun of the fete organised by Fleet Parish Council on the village playing field.

While strong winds meant some of the stalls had to be re-organised, villagers enjoyed looking around the host of stands selling fudge, cakes and learning about the U3A (University of the 3rd Age).

Coun Evelyn Penney with (from left) Violet, Charlotte and Savanna Lee, who was the princess
Coun Evelyn Penney with (from left) Violet, Charlotte and Savanna Lee, who was the princess

Villagers were also able to enjoy music which was performed on the stage and Holbeach Firefighters also visited.

But the stars of the show were Princess Savanna Lee (6) with her attendants (and sisters) Charlotte (9) and Violet (4).

Vice-chairman of the parish council Evelyn Penney was one of the people who helped to put on the successful event.

Robyn and Albert Negus have a go at welly wanging
Robyn and Albert Negus have a go at welly wanging

Coun Penney said: "We are hoping to have more events on the park in the future such as concerts.

"Everyone has pulled together to put on the event but the wind has been a real problem - but at least it is not raining."

The parish council is hoping to get hardstanding on the playing field.

Caydia Cott (10) tries to catch the bubbles
Caydia Cott (10) tries to catch the bubbles

A patriotic themed party was held over in the village's community centre for some of the older residents - including a 100-year-old.

Mandy Littlejohn helped to organise the event, which included a buffet, games and raffle prizes.

The event received funding from Coun Peter Coupland's ward budget.

Caydia Cott (10) and brother Ryker (6) enjoy the bubbles at the Fleet fete
Caydia Cott (10) and brother Ryker (6) enjoy the bubbles at the Fleet fete

Mandy said: "It has been a brilliant afternoon."

Older residents in Fleet enjoyed a party in the community centre
Older residents in Fleet enjoyed a party in the community centre
One of the stalls at the Fleet fete
One of the stalls at the Fleet fete
Coun Val Gemmell welcomed people to the fete
Coun Val Gemmell welcomed people to the fete


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