“Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions.” Queen Elizabeth II
In June, Primrose Hill was one of those communities. The Primrose Hill Community Association organised a Royal Garden Party in Chalcot Square as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and street parties were held throughout our neighbourhood. Many happy memories were made, and a strong sense of community forged as we mingled with our neighbours. In our busy lives, we don’t always get to know the people we share a street with, so it can be wonderful to get the opportunity to become more acquainted with them.
As for the image accompanying this article – don’t be fooled into thinking the Queen herself dropped round for a cuppa; that was merely a cardboard cut-out drummed up for the street party on Fitzroy Road.
The memories are bittersweet now as we’ve lost our Queen, but we have happy memories to draw on as we enter a new era.