The BBC reported that councils have received over 5500 requests for road closures.
There's a webiste dedicated to Street Parties www.streetparty.org.uk - with everything you need to know to plan your street party. If you have missed the opportunity to have a street party this year there's always The Queens Diamond Jubilee in June 2012, with another very welcome Bank Holiday!
It brings out a certain 70's nostalgia. I was too young to remember the Silver Jubilee celebrations but I do remember our village party for Charles & Diana's wedding in 1981. The playing fields and village hall were amass with colour and celebration. I also remember standing in a long line of children to receive the Charles & Diana coin, which is the only Royal memorabilia that I own, though this week I have also ordered the Royal Mail commemorative stamps of Prince William and Catherine Middleton (I do confess to my love of stamps!). Does that make me a Royalist? I'm certainly very excited about watching the wedding on the telly.
I haven't been able to dig out our old photos, but I found this photo which is reminiscent of the village celebrations I remember:
|Photo courtesy of North London News|