Diamond Jubilee parties get under way

STREET parties to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee are today getting into full swing across York and North Yorkshire.

Communities throughout the region will be in the party mood over the coming days as they celebrate the Royal milestone, with more than 40 streets in York being temporarily closed to traffic to allow the events to take place.

Appropriately, one of the street parties being held today was in Jubilee Terrace, in the Leeman Road area in York, organised by St Barnabas Church, the Barnabas Centre and the Jubilee pub. About 300 people are attending the event as the street has been lined with tables and chairs, with children's games also being organised.

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4:22pm Sat 2 Jun 12

roskoboskovic says...

the poll running in the press was showing nearly 70% of people not getting involved in jubilee celebrations and there were 8 mile queues at the dover ferry terminal today which would suggest that an awful lot of people just don t care.each to their own but please stop the royalist propaganda.
the poll running in the press was showing nearly 70% of people not getting involved in jubilee celebrations and there were 8 mile queues at the dover ferry terminal today which would suggest that an awful lot of people just don t care.each to their own but please stop the royalist propaganda. roskoboskovic
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6:52pm Sat 2 Jun 12

Mentos says...

Probably the weather being what it is
Probably the weather being what it is Mentos
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8:11am Sun 3 Jun 12

Whitetornado says...

Every respect to the Queen for the lenght of time she had reigned.

However, this is yet another indication of "no-brain Britain" in these times when people cannot afford to be wasting money on something that is not really necessary.

The only winners are the supermarkets with all the jubilee tat they are marketing which people are daft enough to buy - I mean, how often to people go out and buy union jack paper plates for other parties they have !!
Every respect to the Queen for the lenght of time she had reigned. However, this is yet another indication of "no-brain Britain" in these times when people cannot afford to be wasting money on something that is not really necessary. The only winners are the supermarkets with all the jubilee tat they are marketing which people are daft enough to buy - I mean, how often to people go out and buy union jack paper plates for other parties they have !! Whitetornado
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9:59am Sun 3 Jun 12

shotography says...

Whitetornado wrote:
Every respect to the Queen for the lenght of time she had reigned. However, this is yet another indication of "no-brain Britain" in these times when people cannot afford to be wasting money on something that is not really necessary. The only winners are the supermarkets with all the jubilee tat they are marketing which people are daft enough to buy - I mean, how often to people go out and buy union jack paper plates for other parties they have !!
I'm sorry but your comment is completely idiotic.

People need to be spending money to boost the economy. Not only that, it boosts morale which in turns gets people out and about spending.

Everyone whinges on about how many of the shops are closing. Well you can't have it both ways.

Cheer up and stop being so cynical!
[quote][p][bold]Whitetornado[/bold] wrote: Every respect to the Queen for the lenght of time she had reigned. However, this is yet another indication of "no-brain Britain" in these times when people cannot afford to be wasting money on something that is not really necessary. The only winners are the supermarkets with all the jubilee tat they are marketing which people are daft enough to buy - I mean, how often to people go out and buy union jack paper plates for other parties they have !![/p][/quote]I'm sorry but your comment is completely idiotic. People need to be spending money to boost the economy. Not only that, it boosts morale which in turns gets people out and about spending. Everyone whinges on about how many of the shops are closing. Well you can't have it both ways. Cheer up and stop being so cynical! shotography
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11:22am Sun 3 Jun 12

Whitetornado says...

When did free speech become idiotic?

Sorry Ma'am !
When did free speech become idiotic? Sorry Ma'am ! Whitetornado
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