Diamond Jubilee: Britannia makes an appearance at Tindall Close, Harold Wood

Every home in Tindall Close, Harold Wood, was decorated for the day of Jubilee fun today (Saturday).

Bobbing for apples and hook-a-duck were just some of the games getting residents in the party spirit.

Other treats included cake-decorating, face-painting, and a kids’ picnic,

The huge street party emulated one held in the close for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.

Co-organiser Cllr Brian Eagling (Residents’ Association) said: “The idea was that we wanted to do what we did 35 years ago and we have. The street looks fab - even the lampposts are decorated – and the turnout is great.

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“The day started off grey but now the sunshine has come, it’s the icing on the cake.”

Six-year-old Catherine Willis, from Tindall Close, was Britannia for the day, winning the children’s fancy dress competition with her impressive homemade outfit complete with helmet and trident.

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MBE Edie Jones travelled from South Ockendon, Essex, to visit family.

The 85-year-old met the Queen in 1994, when she received her medal after serving as a dinner lady for 40 years.

She said: “The Queen is a great lady - she does a fantastic job representing the country. I’m glad we’re celebrating her reign - the street looks marvellous.”

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