Ealing residents came together over the The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend to celebrate. Here are some pictures of the weekend, starting with the lighting of beacons at Walpole Park, Ealing and Northala Fields, Northolt. Crowds steadily built up in anticipation of the beacons being lit and then enjoyed watching the flames light up the evening sky.
Thank you to photographers Mickey Lee and Alex Sturrock for most of the pictures and to those residents who sent in their images of street parties, some of which we have published here and some are also in the upcoming summer edition of Around Ealing magazine. And thanks, also, to the Solace Centre in West Ealing.
On Sunday, 5 June, the council hosted the Big Lunch in Walpole Park. While Paddington did not attend with his marmalade sandwiches, many did bring their picnics, families and flags and enjoyed the live entertainment – including an impressive array of music and dancing.
In the evening of Sunday, 5 June, the Ealing Symphony Orchestra led a Prom in the Park with a guest appearance from singer Gweneth Ann Rand, and they entertained the crowds in Walpole Park.
The rain did not dampen the evening’s enjoyment, nor the fantastic fireworks finale to Ealing’s celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Throughout the weekend, more than 150 jubilee street parties took place across Ealing. We finish with a selection of pictures sent in from across the borough – it looks like a great time was had by all. Thanks again to those of you who sent photos in. You can see some more photos sent in by residents in another gallery.