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Dorset cheers for the red, white and blue
ALL BLOWN UP: Balloon artist Kevin Hart delights Chestnut Residential Home residents at the home’s garden party
SPLASHES of red, white and blue could be seen for miles as people of all ages celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Costumes, flags, cakes and balloons were in order for those who united for a right royal weekend of fun.
Miles of bunting lined the streets as a host of Jubilee parties were held across the area.
Children at Piddle Valley First School got into the Jubilee spirit and enjoyed their very own street party.
Half of the school met local villagers at an exhibition in the village hall where they looked at pictures and talked about what life was like in the area 60 years ago.
The remaining children made crowns before the whole school came together for the street party.
Katie Hensman, head of the PTA, said: “We had nearly 100 children all out in the playground sat at long tables and we had the national anthem and everything. It was really good.”
As well as enjoying tug-of-war and apple bobbing, the youngsters were joined later in the day by their parents to enjoy tea, cakes and ice cream.
One parent marked the occasion when she made a Victorian sponge cake in the shape of the Queen’s corgis.
Balloonatic Kevin Hart delighted Chestnut Residential home residents at the home’s Jubilee garden party in Weymouth.
Balloon modelling and music were enjoyed by 102-year-old resident Rose Davey, who proudly waved her Union flag.
Nikki Fryer, of the Chesil Cover Federation, said: “It was a great day.
“A red and blue paper chain made by year six pupils lined the field, while the rest of the school hung decorations in the hedges and trees.
“The party started with the youngest children singing the new Gary Barlow song Sing.
“Each class shared party food that they had brought in and later their parents joined us.”