PICTURE GALLERY: Royal Wedding parties in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 16:45 05 May 2011 | UPDATED: 17:00 05 May 2011

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RESIDENTS across Uttlesford enjoyed a day of fun and frolics in ­honour of the happy royal couple on Friday.

The celebrations included numerous tea parties and street parties in the Reporter area.

There was an amazing atmosphere in Littlebury as Little Walden Road thronged with people celebrating the big day.

A right royal tea was served to children and adults. A 50ft table fluttered with Union Flags, and laid with ­sandwiches, buns, biscuits, cakes, carrots sticks, jellies and drinks.

On the Rec a five-a-side football match was played alongside the Mega Slide.

Community spirit was alive and well as around 60 people turned out for an unofficial street party in ­Linton Close, Saffron Walden. Residents enjoyed a wonderful day.

Lucky Scouts from Stansted witnessed history after winning tickets to watch the wedding. To put icing on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the scouts led the general public in the walk to Buckingham Palace to see William and Kate share their first kiss as husband and wife.

Children at Dame ­Bradbury’s School celebrated the wedding a day early with a street party and the formation of a giant human Union Flag.

Around 250 children put on red, white and blue T-shirts to create the giant flag.

The close-knit community of Catmere End and Strethall need little excuse to party – so inevitably Friday turned into a memorable event! They had a barbecue, games, races, rugby, treasure hunts and live music.

Saffron Walden Nursery held a Royal Garden Party, with lots of bunting and ­balloons. The children and staff had talked about weddings and the royal families in the build up to the big day.

Families who attend the Homestart Uttlesford groups in Saffron Walden enjoyed the ­celebrations in style with cream cheese sandwiches and a cream. The children had great fun making crowns and flags.

Children at Henham and Ugley Primary School enjoyed making their own hats and bunting before ­sitting down for a royal wedding picnic lunch.

It was a similar story for children at Elsenham ­Primary School who made their own hats and held a street party.

A royal wedding breakfast – 1880s style – was served up at Audley End House & Gardens by Mrs Crocombe, the Victorian cook.


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