ROYAL WEDDING: a glorious day to remember

FLYING THE FLAG -- staff and residents at a party thrown by Havana House residential care home on Broomhill Road, Hucknall
FLYING THE FLAG -- staff and residents at a party thrown by Havana House residential care home on Broomhill Road, Hucknall
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THE streets were festooned with bunting and Union Jacks as communities in Hucknall and Bulwell came together to mark the historic royal wedding in spectacular style.

Thousands of residents crowded around TVs to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

It was then time to get the much-anticipated celebrations into full swing with a series of traditional street-parties and fun-filled attractions.

Revellers young and old joined in the special atmosphere at parties on Meadow Croft Gardens, off Watnall Road, the Cahn Memorial Homes, off Park Drive, Pagett Close, Boatswain Drive and Holly Close in Hucknall, Mersey Street in Bulwell, Westview Court, off Main Street, Papplewick, and Forest Street in Annesley Woodhouse.

There was even a reception on the forecourt of the Nabbs Lane shops in Hucknall where one of the guests was a giant bumble bee!

Food was laid on at the events, householders donned fancy dress and played games as the refreshments flowed late into the night.

Local care homes also got into the spirit with residents of Elm Tree House, of Ogle Street, Hucknall waving flags emblazoned with photos of Wills and Kate.

A pack of Brownies visited the Silverdale home on Nottingham Road for a singalong, the Aldercar home on Wood Lane, Hucknall held a royal knees-up, while an open day with a royal-wedding theme was staged at the Havana House home on Broomhill Road, which caters for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.