Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Royal celebration street parties.

Can we all have street parties on the royal wedding day in April, please? I'm bored of it all already but I am massively nostalgic for trestle tables, red white and blue bunting, victoria sponges, old dears in their best red clothes and kids with bad pudding bowl haircuts waving tiny plastic union jack flags. How immense is this first party scene? It's the 1977 Silver Jubilee party in the Otterham and St Juliot Hall in Cornwall.



Silver Jubilee 1977

silver jubilee street party at Kimberley

silver jubilee street party at Kimberley



Pictures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

18 comments:

  1. I remember the Silver Jubilee so well. My photos look pretty much the same as yours. My mum still have the jubilee mugs we were all given. When Charlie & Di married, I camped out the night with my mum and sister, on the Strand opposite Charing Cross. At 3am we were walking up and down The Mall waving our flags! Hope you get a day off for Wills & Kate.

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  2. Next time I get married I'm going for this theme.

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  3. Dear Caroline, great pictures! A street party would be fun! Hope you're good. Have you found a flat yet? xx

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  4. I was thinking of getting out of london that weekend, but if you promise to do something like this, I think I'll stick around! x

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  5. Lolz Liz. Oh, maybe I'll get invited to your next wedding? (WILL NEVER FORGET)

    I'm sort of obsessed with these pictures. I can't stop looking at them. Imma try my best to have a street party!

    Christina - no flat yet! There are just no flats available at the moment, the market is insane. Luckily I have a lovely chum I can move in with temporarily. Altho putting stuff in storage will be a massive pain. We'll see. I still have, er, two weeks. Hope you're well! *scurries over to your blog* xxx

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  6. OMG Dude! I'd met you, like, twice at Carnival before I got hitched last time.

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  7. Thanks for using one of my photos in your blog. Love the others you've used too

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  8. No, thank you Scouse Smurf! (good name.) That's you peeking behind the gate, isn't it? Love the house, looks amazing. Reminds me of a road I used to live down in Liverpool too (Alderson Rd, off Smithdown Rd, when I was a studie.)

    Ace pics, thanks again.

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  9. These photos are amazing, such a different world then. It must have been so much fun!

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  10. Wow, love that second pic especially! I haven't really been thinking about it in terms of street parties (Scotland is very into the royals) but that would be ace!

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  11. I love these photos. I want to zap back to that era and attend that street fair!

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  13. fab pics!!

    and yes - i'm all for a street party

    altho i'll be on a camping holiday in france for the wedding!

    booked those 'three days' - 11 days off work for the price of three KERCHING!

    good luck with the move lady xx

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  14. Yes please. Sadly, I am old enough to remember the silver jubilee street parties. Any excuse for cakes and bunting sounds good to me

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  15. wow this is epic. I'll be in NZ but maybs I will thros a royal themed party too!

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  16. these photos really took me back. i was 4 and at a street party in yorkshire that looked just like that second pic. lovely post.

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