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Sun shines on Sussex for Diamond Jubilee parties
4:30pm Tuesday 5th June 2012 in News
The Diamond Jubilee party showed no signs of slowing yesterday as thousands of revellers across Sussex celebrated in the streets.
Neighbours came together for a second day of right royal festivities to mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign.
To the relief of organisers, the forecast downpours stayed away and the sun broke through the clouds to warm people up.
In Brighton and Hove, 23 street parties were held in roads including Foundry Street, Gloucester Road and Westbourne Street.
Residents in Cedar Close, Horsham, had an all-day barbecue and danced into the evening.
Organiser Jane Wheeler said the event had gone “really well” and had brought the community together.
She said: “We’ve had lots of food and lots of drink and everyone sat around chatting. It was great.
“We were lucky with the weather so we really can’t complain.”
In the town centre, vintage buses offered free rides and a Jubilee juggler entertained the crowds.
Visitors sat down for a five-hour tea party and stalls sold tea, cakes and sandwiches.
In the evening, crowds gathered to watch as Jubilee beacons were lit across the county, including two on Brighton and Hove seafront.
Scores of Argus readers sent in pictures of their Jubilee knees-ups.
Pupils at Patcham Infant School in Brighton had a red, white and blue day, dressing up as kings and queens and making bunting and crowns.
The children also delivered special Jubilee cakes to residents at the Place Farm House care home in Patcham.
Year One teacher Bridget Bennett said: “The children were very excited to be dressed up and they really enjoyed the quiz about the history of the royals.”
Children at the Roundabout Nursery and Children’s Centre in Brighton got into the Jubilee spirit with afternoon tea and jam-filled scones.
Youngsters and their parents made crowns, sang songs and decorated cakes at the centre, which was opened by the Queen in March 2007 Nursery manager Minna Reid said: “Lots of fun was had by everyone who took part.”
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