THERE’S no planning for the Great British weather but Tameside showed plenty of Great British spirit during the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.
Visitors put on their waterproofs and braved the rain to join in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Picnic event at Cheetham Park on Sunday 12th June.
There was lots to get involved in, from pop-up theatre and balloon modelling to arts and crafts and traditional dancing.
The event was supported by Willow Wood Hospice, which had a stall selling cakes all in aid of their fantastic charity. Stalybridge Carnival Queens were in attendance, as were the scouts, and visitors will also got the opportunity to view locally created community art.
The Queen turned 90 years old on 21 April 2016, with national commemorations centering on her official birthday at the weekend. Nationally, despite the poor weather, there were street parties, services of thanksgiving and the traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony in London.
Tameside Council Executive Member Cllr Ged Cooney, who is responsible for culture and leisure, said: “It’s a real shame about the weather but you can’t do anything about Great British rain! Everyone who came along showed tremendous community spirit – there were lots of smiles and people were having a good time. Huge thanks to everyone who supported the event.”
For further details of further upcoming events and activities see www.tameside.gov.uk/artsevents/programme