Diamond Jubilation

Angelica Hadlow in her Austin 7 Nippy
Angelica Hadlow in her Austin 7 Nippy

THE STREETS of Market Rasen were lined with people for the town’s jubilee parade.

The celebrations began with the National Anthem, led by children from the town’s primary school, who also delighted the crowds with their special jubilee song, with prayers read by leaders of the Market Rasen churches.

The parade made its way through the town to the primary school field, where there was entertainment for all ages.

Winner of the children’s fancy dress was two-year-old Jessica Hyde, with Lindsey Moulds taking the adult prize.

Alice Atkinson from Town & Country Kiddies won the drawing competition, with Beth Roberts, Matthew Eckersley and Mike Maw winning the poetry competition.

Although there were some showers, it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who came out to celebrate and organisers – members of the town’s five churches – were delighted with how things had gone.

“It has been an absolutely brilliant day,” said Sheila Douglas.

“It has brought people together and shown some real community spirit.

“It is nice to see all the churches working together in this way and we would like to thank the town for getting behind us and supporting us.”