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Kings and Queens strutted their stuff at a fancy dress competition held as part of a massive street party in Old Market Wisbech yesterday (Friday).

Organised by Wisbech Town Council the event, which saw the roads closed, was voted a huge success with thousands turning out to enjoy the fun.

There were fairground rides, arts and craft stalls, face painting and balloon modelling as well as food stalls.

Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089280)
Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089280)

Visitors also had a chance to learn new juggling skills at a special workshop and also to admired the living statues, which included another long-serving Queen, Victoria herself.

Vivien the town's vintage fire engine was present along with other vintage cars.

Town council leader Councillor Sam Hoy said: "Well what a day! Can I start by thanking all of the shops/cafés/pubs that opened as well as all the people for coming and adding to the Jubilee Street Party - it was nice to see the Old Market busy and a number of the stalls that attended raised money for local charities.

Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089284)
Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089284)

"These people often go unnoticed but these charities couldn’t go on without volunteers like this.

"It was a great day and the weather was kind to us. We had some great chalk drawing and a 70-year hopscotch with Blackfield Creatives and kids loved making their sparkly crowns with Wisbech and Fenland Museum. Thanks to both these groups for their hard work.

"We had some great entertainers like the juggling workshop, balloon modeller and living statues who really brought some smiling faces off stage. On stage, well what can I say - Remarkable Entertainment at The Secret Garden did a fantastic job putting it all together and the acts were great. Perfect for the occasion.

Queen Victoria was among the living statues at Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089285)
Queen Victoria was among the living statues at Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089285)

"We had the fancy dress competition and thank you to all of you that took part - there were some fab costumes. I also loved Sidney Imafidon and Sylwia Salvidge costumes - very regal.

"The entertainment along with the face painters, Hourglass Escapes Ltd and the fair gave lots of fun and laughs but a huge thank you to the people who came with their vintage cars - they really topped off the day.

"And keeping you safe was DC Event Medical. A huge thank you to them. But none of this could be possible without the volunteers for the day."

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Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089286)
Wisbech Jubilee celebrations..Gary Tustin. (57089288)
Wisbech Jubilee celebrations..Gary Tustin. (57089288)
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Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089290)
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Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089291)
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Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089292)
Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089293)
Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089293)
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Wisbech Jubilee celebrations. (57089294)


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