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Jubilee Street Party: Celebrating a 60-year Reign in the Rain – 3 June 2012

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Windy, cold, and overwhelmingly wet. But in the face of the Great British weather, our Jubilee Street Party was to go ahead regardless, as a hundred of Mallow Park’s residents and their friends and relatives celebrated 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign – in the rain.

SMILES ALL AROUND: Even the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen were present at our Diamond Jubilee Street Party, along with 107 other residents. (030_IMG_4066_ARB)

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Red, White, and Blue – 2 June 2012

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RED WHITE AND BLUE: Everywhere you go, you'll see Union Flags flying proudly. (686148_98143394 Debbie Schiel)

Those three colours: red, white, and blue. They’re everywhere, from newspapers to lampposts. Two weeks ago, they were in the skies as the Red Arrows flew over Windsor, and you can’t go anywhere without seeing a Union Flag displayed in a window. Adopted 200 years ago, it’s cooler than ever now, as the country celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend and continues to follow the Olympic Flame’s route as the ‘cheese grater’ torch travels around the country.

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