PICTURE GALLERY: Birthday celebrations for the Queen in Higham Ferrers

Celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday in Higham Ferrers

Celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday in Higham Ferrers

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People of all ages gathered for an ‘unforgettable’ day to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

More than 100 flags flew around Higham Ferrers on Saturday as the town celebrated Her Majesty’s birthday.

Armed with picnic baskets and chairs, people gathered on the Saffron Road Recreation Ground and soaked up the atmosphere at the free event organised by Higham Ferrers Town Council and the Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership.

A spokesman for the town council said: “The lovely people of Higham came in their droves with picnics and set up early for an afternoon to remember.

“Charlie Chaplin had everyone in stitches, the chimney sweeps had people gasping with their acrobats and the children gawped at the stilt walker.

“This is all without the great bands and the choirs on the stage.

“Refreshments were available in abundance, everything from ice cream to pig roast and Pimms.”

Other attractions included tombolas, bouncy castles, human fruit machines and Royal memorabilia.

The council spokesman added: “Higham Ferrers Town Council would like to thank everybody that attended for making this an unforgettable, nostalgic day.”