Jubilee Big Lunch in Wadebridge
By AliceWright | Sunday, June 03, 2012, 16:53
Trestle tables decked with flowers and Union Jacks lined Molesworth Street in Wadebridge today, bringing hundreds together for a Jubilee Big Lunch.
Big Lunch Wadebridge - Harriet Wild
Big Lunch Wadebridge - Maisie Fawcett, Eve Stewart, Ellen Gibbins
Big Lunch Wadebridge - the Rowe Family
The weather may have been gloomy but spirits were high as champagne corks popped and Jubilee-themed cakes and other treats were laid out.
Harriet Wild, who organised the event, said she was delighted with the turn out, and everyone seemed to be having a great time.
"It's just nuts looking around today, when it's been tipping it down with rain, seeing everyone smiling," she said. "I think, good on them – it's the best feeling seeing everyone happy."
She added that Wadebridge was a very close-knit town, which helped bring everyone together at community events such as this, and the Jubilee had given everyone an extra reason to celebrate.
Maisie Fawcett, 14, Eve Stewart, 14 and Ellen Gibbins, 15, were sporting home-made crowns, and said the rodeo bull had been a particular highlight.
"It's nice how many people have turned up, even with the rain," they said. And, as they were very young when the Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee, they said they were enjoying the chance to mark the occasion this time round.
Julie and Tom Stych had made a spread of homemade food and brought their eight-year-old twins, Tom and Fern, to join in the fun.
Mrs Stych said: "We live in a lane so we can't really have a street party, this is everybody's street party. It's such a friendly town, we keep seeing people and saying hello."
Being so far from the official Jubilee celebrations in London, she said it was also a nice opportunity for the children to get involved with the historic occasion.
Meanwhile the Rowe family had gone all out with the Union Jack theme, even-sporting an array of Union Jack hats.
Click here for more pictures of the Big Lunch