Melton gets into the party spirit for Queen’s 90th

The Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra provided some musical accompaniment at the bandstand EMN-160613-100305001

The Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra provided some musical accompaniment at the bandstand EMN-160613-100305001

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Rain failed to dampen the spirits as crowds of people gathered in Melton’s Play Close park on Sunday to share in a feast of entertainment to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

There was live music, entertainment, family and children’s activities and plenty more besides for all to enjoy.

A large congregation gathered for the morning Thanksgiving Service to mark the Queen's 90th birthday EMN-160613-094902001

A large congregation gathered for the morning Thanksgiving Service to mark the Queen's 90th birthday EMN-160613-094902001

Villages across the borough held their own celebrations at the weekend while elsewhere in the town residents got into the spirit by hosting their own street parties.

Local schoolchildren also played their part, with hundreds of drawings and paintings of the Queen being entered into a special competition organised by Melton Council.

Melton Town Centre manager Shelagh Core said: “There was a lovely atmosphere in the park on Sunday, with a ‘street party’ kind of feel.

“It was marred a bit by the weather in the afternoon but it didn’t stop people from having a good time.”

Jasmine Greaves and Freddie Prior show off some dance moves with their gran Jan Prior EMN-160613-100131001

Jasmine Greaves and Freddie Prior show off some dance moves with their gran Jan Prior EMN-160613-100131001

Melton Council staff Sarah Milner, Hannah Buck and Dave Alexander study some regal reading EMN-160613-095618001

Melton Council staff Sarah Milner, Hannah Buck and Dave Alexander study some regal reading EMN-160613-095618001

The Fisher and Henfrey families enjoy their party in the park EMN-160613-173722001

The Fisher and Henfrey families enjoy their party in the park EMN-160613-173722001

Residents in Galsworthy Drive, Melton, held their own street party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday EMN-160613-174129001

Residents in Galsworthy Drive, Melton, held their own street party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday EMN-160613-174129001

A Royal Treat - Cutting a birthday cake donated by Jenny Barnes, of Richard Barnes Funeral Directors, are Maisie King (93), Jim Goddard (90), Harold Veazey (98), Kath Wade (92) and Doreen Norman (89) 
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A Royal Treat - Cutting a birthday cake donated by Jenny Barnes, of Richard Barnes Funeral Directors, are Maisie King (93), Jim Goddard (90), Harold Veazey (98), Kath Wade (92) and Doreen Norman (89) PHOTO: Supplied

Want2Dance at St Mary's Church's indoor street party on Saturday 
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Want2Dance at St Mary's Church's indoor street party on Saturday PHOTO: Supplied