144 street parties held across the borough
Queen Camilla (?) holding a baby in Tooting
May 10, 2023
There were street parties held all over Wandsworth borough this weekend to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
The council had waived road closure fees and given grants to some organisers to encourage street parties to be held resulting in 144 events taking place across the borough over the weekend.
For anyone living in a street where no party was planned, the whole of the event was broadcast for free on a big screen in Battersea Park.
The council's Coronation Grant Fund helped support a range of community events, including the one at St Mary's Church, Battersea.
The Ram Quarter hosted a celebratory Coronation market on Saturday with decorations, themed desserts, street food, drinks, crafts, and games for the whole family.
Fortunately, most of the parties were held during the glorious sunshine that prevailed on Sunday (7 May) and the Mayor of Wandsworth, Jeremy Ambache was touring the area to visit as many of the events as he could.
The Mayor had earlier written to His Majesty the King on behalf of the people of Wandsworth to send congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of his Coronation.
In his letter to the King and HRH Queen Camilla, he said, “As a nation we have benefitted from the exceptional service of your mother the Late Queen Elizabeth II. There is no doubt that you will continue this proud and devoted service in your ascension to the throne.
“May your reign be guided by wisdom and continued good health.”
The party at St Mary's Church, Battersea
People watching the ceremony in Battersea Park
Celebrations in Carey Gardens, Battersea
Royal fever in Jedborough Street, Battersea
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