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Our Diamond Jubilee Street Party #1: A few Photos of the Event

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Blog entry by Brit posted 06-05-2012 10:42 AM 5594 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As I been making projects for our street party which took place yesterday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth ll’s diamond jubilee, a lot of people have asked to see pictures of the event. I didn’t take that many still pictures as I wanted to capture it all on video. I will be posting a video after I’ve had time to edit all the footage, but I thought I would just upload a few pics in the meantime.

The residents helped set everything up starting at 8:00am and the party began at 1:00pm and went on until 8:30pm. Everything was packed away and we re-opened the road at 10:00pm. The day was a resounding success. Load and loads of food, a swing band, children’s and adult’s play areas, 14 barbecues on the go, table magician, dancing, face painter, loads of booze and live entertainment from a local duo called The Songbirds.

We had around 250 people of all ages. The weather was great and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.

Video to follow.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."



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Woodfix

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 11:11 AM

Thanks for the photos. Looks like everyone had a magic time. Well done to your wife and the other organizers. Look forward to the video.

-- I would rather have the most memories, than the most money.

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 11:21 AM

Looks like a great time!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 11:24 AM

now that’s a party.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 11:25 AM

Wow! Looks like fun, Andy. If only you had a few more Union Jacks, then you’d be set.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 11:28 AM

Glad to see that it all went well and everyone enjoyed the day. I guess your games and the “throne” were among the highlights!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 11:50 AM

Wow, looks like a good time. I think you have to photoshop one of these with you off in the distance sawing away on a log though with one of your prized handsaw collection pieces!......haaaa, you have to do it…lol

Thanks for sharing Andy, take care.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 11:58 AM

Looks like a wonderful day, what a mood and what a lovely croud.
Best thoughts buddy,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 06-05-2012 12:45 PM

An a grand time obviously for all.
Great work Andy !
(now kick back and watch the T.V. coverage with a pint or 4 ;-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#9 posted 06-05-2012 01:36 PM

Wow, that looks like a great time. Its obvious that so much work went into it besides what you and your wife did, great neighborhood effort.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 06-05-2012 02:42 PM

Wonderful party and well organized by the looks of it. The people look happy and well mannered. Not the England we read about in the Daily Mail every day. Congratulations to you and your wife for helping to put on such a wonderful and successful party, and God Bless the Queen!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 06-05-2012 10:41 PM

you Brits deffently know to party bigtime …. :-)
congrats …succes all around from what we see in the news
thanks for sharing the pictures with us Andy
but remember to duck and chain the wife
if they start talking about doing this every year on your road … LOL

Dennis

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#12 posted 06-05-2012 10:52 PM

Wait is that the British flag ,hardly recognized it…...lol

Great party. I followed this on TV and I have to say you Brits did it up right! Great job.

BTW,say hello to Kate for me when you see her.

-- Life is good.

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#13 posted 06-05-2012 11:02 PM

Great to hear it was a success Andy. I agree with some of the others…shame you didnt have at least a couple of flags to represent your queen and country. Glad you were blessed with good weather.

Now back to the saws, saw talk series, and traditional woodworking projects.

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#14 posted 06-05-2012 11:23 PM

well it looks like you were able to sell most of the flags
after everyone partied

glad you all had such a good time

and a great way to have comunity

bless you all
and

GOD BLESS THE QUEEN

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 06-06-2012 12:23 AM

What an event, what a party, what a great show of what it is to be British. Thanks for giving us a peak.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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