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  1. Wee finds: Street parties from decades past – how Britain celebrated

    Did you have a street party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee? Did you beat the rain?

    I love this photo of a 1953 street party celebrating the Queen’s coronation in Heriot Hill Terrace, Broughton (via Edinphoto). Look at the party hats! And the line-up of glass bottles with straws in them. I wonder what’s in the parcels wrapped up with string?

    It led me to search for more historic street parties in Britain – there are some real beauties. I’ve assembled my favourite ones in this gallery. Enjoy!

    Wee Birdy is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!

    Click here for the best Jubilee shop windows around the UK.
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    Click here to download your free Jubilee cupcake toppers and cake banner printables.
    Click here for the best Union Jack souvenirs.
    Click here for my top 10 Jubilee tea-towels.

    • Elliott_stewart

      What a great collection of photos! It’s amazing how much and how little Britain has changed.

    • Karen Tang

      Those are awesome pictures! I was just thinking of how it’d be lovely to have those types of street parties in the States. 🙂

    • Marjorie

      Wow! These are great! Apart from the obvious difference that in Britain you throw a street party for royal occasions whereas out here in the far-flung reaches of the Commonwealth that would be rare, nonethless we do have them – normally at Christmas time. But there is another big difference I’ve noticed…..In Britain you get to sit down!!! How utterly civilised.

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      Great collection!Awesome photos!
      That’s fantastic!