Rolling out the bunting as celebrations continue

Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Burnley Road Academy, Mytholmroyd
Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Burnley Road Academy, Mytholmroyd

THE celebrations continued as the upper Calder Valley held numerous events to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Sixth neighbours on Brier Hey Close, Mytholmroyd, decorated their street with bunting for a streety party, despite the wet weather.

Todmorden Cricket Club hosted a street party and teddy bear’s picnic, which also formed part of its 175th anniversary celebrations.

A club spokesman said: “Everyone who attended enjoyed themselves, with games for all the children and a disco run by the legendary Paul Crossley, who made the afternoon flow.”

Residents, family members and staff at Ferney Lee Old People’s Home had a great time at their Jubilee party.

Yvonne Coates, from the home, said: “We had a Royal raffle, a toast to HRH and a good old sing-a-long.”

At Cornholme School, children re-enacted the coronation ceremony before the “Royals” went on a procession around the playground, cheered on by fellow pupils.

At lunchtime special guests including neighbours, governors, church leaders and former members of staff joined the children and staff for a street party on Greenfield Terrace, alongside the school building.

A school spokesperson said: “The day proved to be a fantastic way to celebrate the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and was enjoyed by all.”

Colden School pupils each planted a tree in Blackshaw Head, including a “Royal Oak” sapling grown from an acorn which came from a Royal estate.

A school spokesperson said: “Pupils celebrated the Jubilee in many ways but this environmentally friendly project is one which they hope will last for a very long time.”

Children at Burnley Road Academy, Mytholmroyd, made crowns and got dressed up in party clothes of red, white and blue.

There was also bunting in the school playground and a Union Jack was raised on a flagpole, which had been specially bought to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

There was also a tea party and each child was presented with a commemorative mug, which had been bought by the school’s Parent and Teachers’ Association.

During Diamond Jubilee week at Shade Primary School, Todmorden, each class was given a theme to support and develop the children’s understanding of Great Britain.

Mayor of Todmorden Coun Abid Hussain called in to visit the children, who gave him a guided tour of the school.

Oak members got into the Jubilee spirit by dressing in red, white and blue for their ‘drop-in’ Friday at Central Methodist Church, Todmorden.

Neighbours on Nutfield Street and Garden Street, Todmorden, gathered for a street party to celebrate the Jubilee.

Gordon Rigg Garden Centre, Walsden, held a red, white and blue day while at Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden, riders wore fancy dress for a Jubilee celebration.

Residents at Pennine Lodge, Todmorden, including a 100-year-old, held a Queen’s birthday party.

A special exhibition of Royal events in Hebden Bridge during the Queen’s reign was the centrepiece of a Jubilee party at the Ground Floor Project.

St Mary’s Church, Todmorden, was adorned with bunting and flags for a coffee morning.

Central Methodist Church, Todmorden, was transported back in time to the 1950s as people dressed in period costume for Age UK’s Diamond Jubilee tea.