Cambridgeshire

Diamond Jubilee: Cambridgeshire celebrates with street parties

Queen and duke scarecrows in Cambridgeshire
Image caption Residents in Toft are holding a Royal Family-themed scarecrow festival

Jubilee fever hit Cambridgeshire over the weekend despite the poor weather with 111 street parties officially registered with local councils.

Residents in 99 streets in the county held parties to celebrate the Queen's 60-year reign.

A further 12 street parties were held in the city of Peterborough.

Amateur rocketeers marked the Diamond Jubilee by taking to the skies, blasting off handmade space probes at the Festival of Rocketry 2012 .

This is said to be Europe's largest model and amateur rocketry event near Elsworth.

On Monday, 60 children from the local primary school will be launching 60 rockets simultaneously as part of the festival, which ends on Tuesday.

Residents in Toft, to the west of Cambridge, began their Jubilee weekend celebrations with a scarecrow festival with a Royal Family theme.

Numbers at the Big Green Lunch at Itter Park in Peterborough were quite dramatically reduced because of the rain.

Cambridgeshire County Council has published a list of road closures and roads closed in the Peterborough area can be found here .

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