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King’s Coronation weekend in pictures

The borough celebrated the coronation of King Charles III over the weekend with street parties, music, firework displays and more. Here is a sample of the fun, thanks to photographers Alex Sturrock and Mickey Lee – and some of you, too.

Click on any of the photos in each of our two galleries below to scroll through the pictures.

Crowds gathered in Walpole Park on Saturday to watch the King’s Coronation on the big screen before partying the day away. There was a host of entertainment including a rock choir, arts and crafts activities, funfair rides, fireworks and more. The park was filled with families enjoying picnics and various music acts that kept the entertainment going into the evening with a fireworks finale closing the event. Meanwhile, fireworks displays also took place in the evening at Acton Park and Northala Fields in Northolt.

There were 167 official street parties organised across the borough, too. Thanks to residents Louise Beeson, Shevon Dawkins-Henry, Jane Stanton and Richard Piso for sending in pictures of the events in their streets, Ela Kapoor for photos of Northala Fields, and to the Solace Centre in Ealing and Michael Flanders Centre in Acton for sharing photos of their celebrations, too.

A civic service attended by council dignitaries, faith leaders and the Deputy Lieutenant Richard Kornicki took place on Sunday at Christ the Saviour Parish Church, New Broadway, Ealing, followed by a ceremony at Ealing Town Hall to unveil a special plaque in commemoration of the coronation.

The Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Peter Mason, and the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Mohinder Midha, also enjoyed visiting some of the borough’s street parties as neighbours celebrated together. There was some great culinary talent on show, and some fun street art happening too.

The weekend’s celebrations were rounded off with cabinet members lending a helping hand during a visit to Greenford Foodbank in Oldfield Lane South as part of the national Big Help Out event. The leader also met with community members at the mosque in Boyd Avenue, Southall.

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