Despite gloomy skies residents in Newtown have celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with street parties today.
The predicted rain held off to allow residents in Newtown Road, George Street and Northlands Road to sit down together for a barbeque ‘big lunch’ while children played football and skipped in the traffic free streets.
The terrace houses, part of the town’s exclusive renaissance quarter, were decorated with bunting and tables set up in the middle of the road.
Children had a sandpit improvised for them in Northlands Road and a bouncy castle was inflated in George Street.
Eastleigh police also sent one their vans round for children to explore – which proved almost as popular as the ice cream van.
Residents in Northlands Road ended the day’s festivities by setting off fireworks.
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