In pictures: How the Cambridge region marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
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.
In Glisson Road, Cambridge, the street came out in force to celebrate.
And even the pets got in on the action.
There were fun and games in Christchurch Street, Cambridge, too.
And we visited another street party in Roseford Road, Cambridge.
In Comberton, there was a host of activities, competitions and events.
The organising committee were certainly busy here.
In Cambourne, the community came together for the Big Picnic on the Green.
And our four-legged friends were feeling patriotic there too.
As well as some traditional images and portraits, we also have a series of unique drone pictures of a street party in Little Shelford...
another in Melbourn...
...and another in Toft.
We also captured lots of pictures of the scarecrow festival in Toft, including this chap on duty.
We were in Sawston for a number of events, including this street party in Shingay Lane...
..and the Jubilee Concert.
There were smiles all around in Willingham...
...and at Cottenham’s Big Lunch.
They tucked into a big cake in Oakington.
And there were big crowds in Duxford for Duxfest.
Chris Fell sent us pictures from the beacon lighting event at Little Wilbraham.
And from the flower festival in the village church.
Nick Chambers sent us images from the beacon lighting at Orwell.
And we visited Jesus Green in Cambridge for its Jubilee concert.
There was also a service of thanksgiving at Ely Cathedral on Sunday.
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.