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Sidcup street party 'like going back in time'

PUBLISHED: 13:29 01 June 2016 | UPDATED: 13:29 01 June 2016

The street party in Sidcup

The street party in Sidcup

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The party was held on Sunday

A Sidcup street was transformed on Sunday, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Residents of Bedford Road joined together to organise the old fashioned street party, with one of the party’s organisers describing the day as “like going back in time”.

Nikki Mahoney, who lives along the road, described the day: “It was absolutely fantastic, most people along the street got involved.

“Every house invited their own friends and family so there were loads of people coming and going all day.”

With the street closed off for the day to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday, a range of activities were organised by party-goers.

Games, food, drink and a bouncy castle were all on offer to visitors, as they marked the birthday by singing the national anthem.

And even with clouds overhead, Mrs Mahoney said residents made the most of the day.

“The weather could have been a lot worse, if it had been like it was on Tuesday, but the sun was trying to come out all day so we made the most of it.

“We had a live band playing so we were all moving along, it got a bit colder toward the end of the day but a few of us went inside.”

With each resident having to chip in £20 to close off the road, Mrs Mahoney praised the sense of community along the road, near Longlands Primary School.

She said: “The road is full of old Victorian houses, and the locals had previously organised a party for the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

“A neighbour asked if I wanted to help organise the street party and I had to say yes, if there’s another occasion we would like to do it again.”

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