Her Majesty to be the star at Emsworth street party

PATRIOTIC Lorraine Clode
PATRIOTIC Lorraine Clode
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THE Queen will be attending a Diamond Jubilee party in Emsworth – in the form of a cardboard cut-out.

More than 130 people will be gathering in Bath Road for a patriotic street party, with morris dancers and clog dancers.

As Her Majesty is the guest of honour, residents will be putting up a life-size cut-out of her.

Organisers hope the party will be even bigger and better than last year’s celebration for the Royal wedding.

The party, on June 5 from 12.30pm to 4pm, is for residents of Bath Road, Creek End and Watersedge Gardens.

Organiser Lorraine Clode said: ‘It’s a great excuse to have a fantastic party.

‘We have got the life-size cut-out of the Queen – it’s great.

‘The bunting will be out and we have booked good weather.

‘We will be providing the champagne and everybody else is bringing the food.’

A few of the party-goers are planning to wear tiaras on the day.

Mrs Clode said there was great admiration for the Queen in Emsworth.

‘I think Queen and country means a great deal to people in Emsworth,’ she said.

‘There are a lot of retired ex-military living locally.

‘We have just celebrated St George’s Day big-time.

‘I would think more than most areas, Emsworth is fiercely patriotic.’