AS the world watched Prince William and Catherine Middleton exchange their wedding vows on Friday, people across Fenland were holding their own events to celebrate the special occasion. Citizen photographers went along to just some of the events to capture what was going on.
At March’s Burrowmoor Primary School, the children made banners and flags. They enjoyed a celebration lunch before having a party on Thursday afternoon.
It was party time at Maple Grove Primary School, in March. Pupils got in a regal mood, watching Disney’s Cinderella, and had a Royal Fete, complete with a bouncy castle, ice cream van and chocolate cake. A feast fit for a King!
There were a few street parties around the district.
In Wisbech, Sixth Avenue was closed off on Friday as the residents came out to celebrate the wedding in style. Wisbech Mayor Nick Meekins attended and lots of fun was had by everyone.
In March, Henson Road was the venue for the town’s official street party. There were lots of games and food for people to enjoy and March Mayor Andrew Pugh went along in all his regalia.
A party was held for the residents of March Road, Wimblington, organised by Sharon Monksfield and hosted by Barbara and Graham Whitney.
Kingsfield School, in Chatteris, and Meadowgate School, in Wisbech, marked the occasion with their own mock weddings. The ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ were married by a member of the clergy and the rest of the school attended as members of the wedding party or guests.
Youngsters at Clarkson Infants’ School, in Wisbech, enjoyed a Royal picnic on Thursday. Unfortunately, due to the chilly weather, it had to be moved inside but that did not stop the fun.
March’s Conservative Club held a members’ fun day while watching the Royal Wedding, complete with its own lifesize cut-outs of William and Kate.
Chilli Masters in Chatteris High Street also joined in the fun with a Royal Wedding party for fellow traders and customers.
At Shaftesbury Court, in March, residents had a Royal tea party and a patriotic dress competition, won by Bill Warren and Marjorie Gilby.
Another tea party was enjoyed by Wisbech’s Edina Court residents. It was also a special birthday celebration for 94-year-old Elsie Martin.
Members of Manea Dinners held their own Royal Wedding, complete with a bride, groom and the Archbishop of Canterbury, played respectively by Norah Finney, Roy Eastol and William Evans.
Marshland St James villagers were invited to a picnic in the grounds of Hickathrift House care home.
At Glebelands Primary School, in Chatteris, pupils wrote messages of congratulations to William and Kate and had a parade in front of parents in the afternoon.
• Here we have included just some of the pictures from the many events that went on. See this week’s Citizen for even more in our special Royal Wedding souvenir edition.