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Royal wedding fever hits South Holland

Royal wedding celebrations at Surfleet Primary School. SG180518-2
Royal wedding celebrations at Surfleet Primary School. SG180518-2

Royal wedding celebrations were held at Surfleet Primary School on Friday as pupils and their families prepared themselves for the big event of the weekend.

Wedding fever also brought communities together in Spalding, with an event at the Regent Bingo on Saturday, and in Holbeach on Sunday, when the WI Hall was decked out in patriotic red, white and blue.

Surfleet head of school Rick Chipperfield said pupils attended either in smart clothes perfect for being a wedding guest or red, white and blue for a day of celebrations, which included a moving ceremony - along the lines of a traditional wedding - where reception pupils Harry and Vanessa marked their special friendship.

Parents and grandparents also joined the children for a wonderful wedding picnic.

Regent Bingo was the setting for entertainment featuring groups such as cheerleaders from South View Primary and Diamondz Dance doing what they do best.

Jan Whitbourn, of Tulip Events Management, said: "Dominic took us back in time, finishing with We'll Meet Again, Stuart Posnett and his team demonstrated the skills in boxing and Bang On, from Britain's Got Talent, showed us how to create music with Rubbish!

"(Regent) MD Mark Jepp has always felt passionate about the role the club plays in the community, bringing people together, providing a safe, friendly and comfortable environment.

"Mark felt that the royal wedding was a way of bringing the community together, making them feel welcome and entertained as well as toasting the happy couple with a glass of Champagne."

District councillor Tracey Carter and friends organised an afternoon tea with Pavanotti (Jeff Woods) entertaining the 70-strong gathering.

Tracey said: "Some people came in groups of friends and some people came completely on their own and got to meet new people."

She thanked businesses including Laddies, Lincs Party Hire, Tesco and Unicorn Diner for their support, along with Sandra and Sharon Carter, Ashley Lovegrove, Lesley Fisher and Sue Taylor.

More pictures inside Thursday's Spalding Guardian.

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