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In pictures: How the Cambridge region marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee



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It was a four-day celebration to remember, as the nation came together to mark the Queen’s record-breaking 70 years on the throne.

From bunting to beacons, street parties to scarecrows, Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the Cambridge region had it all, and we were there to capture it on camera.

In this week’s Cambridge Independent - in the shops all week from Wednesday, June 8 - we’re publishing a huge 19-page souvenir supplement packed with hundreds of images from these celebrations.

Here are a few of the places we visited.

We captured the beacon lighting on the Castle Mound in Cambridge.

The beacon lighting on Castle Mound by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence. Picture: Keith Heppell
The beacon lighting on Castle Mound by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence. Picture: Keith Heppell

In Glisson Road, Cambridge, the street came out in force to celebrate.

Glisson Road street party. Picture: Keith Heppell
Glisson Road street party. Picture: Keith Heppell

And even the pets got in on the action.

Glisson Road street party. Picture: Keith Heppell
Glisson Road street party. Picture: Keith Heppell

There were fun and games in Christchurch Street, Cambridge, too.

Christchurch Street Jubilee Street party. Picture: Keith Heppell
Christchurch Street Jubilee Street party. Picture: Keith Heppell

And we visited another street party in Roseford Road, Cambridge.

Roseford Road street party. Picture: Keith Heppell
Roseford Road street party. Picture: Keith Heppell

In Comberton, there was a host of activities, competitions and events.

Comberton Celebration Festival. Elly Hiby with her best dressed bike. Picture: Keith Heppell
Comberton Celebration Festival. Elly Hiby with her best dressed bike. Picture: Keith Heppell

The organising committee were certainly busy here.

Comberton Celebration Festival committee. Picture: Keith Heppell
Comberton Celebration Festival committee. Picture: Keith Heppell

In Cambourne, the community came together for the Big Picnic on the Green.

Picnic on the Green in Cambourne. Picture: Keith Heppell
Picnic on the Green in Cambourne. Picture: Keith Heppell

And our four-legged friends were feeling patriotic there too.

Picnic on the Green in Cambourne. Picture: Keith Heppell
Picnic on the Green in Cambourne. Picture: Keith Heppell

As well as some traditional images and portraits, we also have a series of unique drone pictures of a street party in Little Shelford...

A Jubilee street party in Little Shelford. Drone picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
A Jubilee street party in Little Shelford. Drone picture: Geoff Robinson Photography

another in Melbourn...

A street party in Melbourn. Drone picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
A street party in Melbourn. Drone picture: Geoff Robinson Photography

...and another in Toft.

A street party in Toft. Drone picture: Geoff Robinson Photography
A street party in Toft. Drone picture: Geoff Robinson Photography

We also captured lots of pictures of the scarecrow festival in Toft, including this chap on duty.

Toft’s Jubilee scarecrow festival. Picture: Keith Heppell
Toft’s Jubilee scarecrow festival. Picture: Keith Heppell

We were in Sawston for a number of events, including this street party in Shingay Lane...

A street party in Shingay Lane, Sawston. Picture: Keith Heppell
A street party in Shingay Lane, Sawston. Picture: Keith Heppell

..and the Jubilee Concert.

Sawston Jubilee Concert on Spicers sports field. Picture: Keith Heppell
Sawston Jubilee Concert on Spicers sports field. Picture: Keith Heppell

There were smiles all around in Willingham...

Willingham Jubilee picnic. Picture: Keith Heppell
Willingham Jubilee picnic. Picture: Keith Heppell

...and at Cottenham’s Big Lunch.

The Big Lunch in Cottenham. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Big Lunch in Cottenham. Picture: Keith Heppell

They tucked into a big cake in Oakington.

Oakington’s Jubilee Big Lunch. Picture: Keith Heppell
Oakington’s Jubilee Big Lunch. Picture: Keith Heppell

And there were big crowds in Duxford for Duxfest.

Duxfest in Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell
Duxfest in Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell

Chris Fell sent us pictures from the beacon lighting event at Little Wilbraham.

Little Wilbraham’s beacon lighting event. Picture: Chris Fell
Little Wilbraham’s beacon lighting event. Picture: Chris Fell

And from the flower festival in the village church.

Little Wilbraham’s Jubilee flower display in the church. Picture: Chris Fell
Little Wilbraham’s Jubilee flower display in the church. Picture: Chris Fell
Little Wilbraham’s Jubilee flower display in the church. Picture: Chris Fell
Little Wilbraham’s Jubilee flower display in the church. Picture: Chris Fell

Nick Chambers sent us images from the beacon lighting at Orwell.

Beacon lighting in Orwell. Picture: Nick Chambers
Beacon lighting in Orwell. Picture: Nick Chambers

And we visited Jesus Green in Cambridge for its Jubilee concert.

Jesus Green’s Jubilee Concert. Picture: Keith Heppell
Jesus Green’s Jubilee Concert. Picture: Keith Heppell
Jesus Green’s Jubilee Concert. Picture: Keith Heppell
Jesus Green’s Jubilee Concert. Picture: Keith Heppell

There was also a service of thanksgiving at Ely Cathedral on Sunday.

Ely Cathedral’s Service of Thanksgiving. Picture: Keith Heppell
Ely Cathedral’s Service of Thanksgiving. Picture: Keith Heppell

Our 19-page picture supplement features photographs from all these and more.

We visited Eddington to see its Jubilee flag, Challis House in Sawston for its display of purple poppies and Hardwick for its decorated phone box.

And look out for a wide selection of pictures from Bourn, courtesy of Will Jackson.

They are all in this week’s Cambridge Independent, available from Wednesday June 8.

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