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Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Together

by Antonia Dunn on June 27, 2022

On Wednesday 1st June 2002, we held a garden party at Yogurt Pots Childcare for residents, young and old, to get together and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. 75 people (48 adults and 27 children) came to the party and enjoyed the sunshine, activities and refreshments.

We had loads of fun decorating our new outside classroom with metres of red, white and blue bunting and decorations the children at our after school and holiday clubs had crafted.

Tables were set and decorated and 80 Afternoon Tea boxes were prepared with freshly made sandwiches, cakes and biscuits.

Activities for the children in the form of traditional games and arts and crafts were provided by our talented childcare staff.  Tree planting and environmental activities were provided by Keepmoat Homes and the Merry Trotter Mobile Museum of Memorabilia came along to share some of their interesting historical items.

Finally everyone was entertained by live music provided by the amazing Streetgate Ukulele Strumming Group.

It was lovely to host a community event again after all the restrictions of Covid.  And a wonderful opportunity for all to make new friends and create memories with their loved ones on this special day.

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we asked Salford residents to share their memories of previous royal celebrations, including the 1953 Coronation and the 1977 Silver Jubilee. This video shares stories of Salford now, and then, celebrating the royal occasions, including highlights from our Garden Party. It ends with an uplifting song created and sung by older people about how technology helped them during the pandemic.

Watch the video via this link:

Reminiscing & Celebrating Together in Salford (the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee)

We asked people what did you enjoy the most and they told us:

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