Put the flags out! It’s a patriotic pub party

PARTY TIME  Staff, regulars and their children at the Rose in June.  Picture: Sarah Standing (120997-3391)
PARTY TIME Staff, regulars and their children at the Rose in June. Picture: Sarah Standing (120997-3391)
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PATRIOTIC pubgoers are to hold a traditional knees-up for the Queen’s Jubilee.

The party at the Rose in June, in Milton Road, Milton, will give neighbours a chance to join in the celebrations on June 3.

The busy road, and the adjacent Baffins Road, cannot be closed as they are on a main bus route, so landlady Caroline Taylor offered her garden as a venue for residents to host a street party.

It will have a 1950s theme and revellers will dress in their favourite attire from the era, with prizes for the best-dressed boy and girl.

A DJ will play 50s music and children will be kept entertained with a magician, face painter, Punch and Judy shows, races and games.

Caroline, 34, of Milton Road, said: ‘We wanted to do something to get the community together.

‘It will be nice to see everyone and for the families to have a chance to socialise with each other.

‘The Queen is a national icon and she’s done really well to get to 60 years on the throne – that’s something we have to celebrate.

‘It’s brilliant she’s managed it, what better reason do you need to have a party?’

The pub’s garden will be transformed with Union flags, bunting and lines of trestle tables for the event, and there will be a cold buffet for visitors.

One of the organisers, Michelle Silver, is originally from Portsmouth, but only recently returned to the area after seven years of living in Plymouth.

The 24-year-old, who now lives in Milton Road, said: ‘I wanted to get involved because I thought it would be a nice way to get to know the community and it’s worked out really well. We’ve been having regular meetings to get things organised and everyone has been chipping in and doing their bit.’

Residents of Milton Road and Baffins Road, who want to go to the garden party on June 3 need to buy a ticket from the Rose in June beforehand.

Adult tickets cost £6 and entry for a child is £3.