Felixstowe/Ipswich: Jubilee celebrations still going strong across region

THOUSANDS of people across the county have continued to don their red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

From street parties to major public events, there has been no shortage of places for people to celebrate as the weekend’s poor weather made way for a little bit of sunshine.

Among the street parties taking place in the area was one at Fairfield Avenue, Felixstowe, which was held in memory of Jack Wilkinson, who died in 2006 after losing his battle with cancer.

Jack was 12 years old when he died and yesterday’s event was dedicated to him after he enjoyed the Golden Jubilee so much. Jack’s mum, Caz, organised the party, along with her neighbour Judy Barber.

Mrs Wilkinson said: “It’s a bit of a difficult day for me and my family but Jack would have wanted us to have a good time and that’s what it’s all about.

“The street is looking fabulous and everyone is getting stuck in so I’m really pleased.

“It’s just nice to get all the neighbours together and get the children out enjoying themselves.

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“I just wanted to have a nice time like we did ten years ago. Jack remembered it so much that I just want the children in the street to have a lovely time which they will remember.”

Other events which took place throughout the day included a Jubilee extravaganza at the King George V Playing Fields, in Old Norwich Road – the home of Whitton United.

About 150 people turned out for the event and they were treated to a host of stalls, activities, games and face painting. Families were also encouraged to bring picnics.

And in Chelmondiston, residents were busy making scarecrows which went on display throughout the village.

One of the scarecrows, propped up by a free range egg stall in Lings Lane, donned a Queen Elizabeth mask and even had a couple of corgis in tow.

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