Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire celebrates the Diamond Jubilee

Children from St Peter at Gowts School in Lincoln
Image caption Children from St Peter at Gowts School in Lincoln made their own Jubilee bunting for a display at St Marks Shopping Centre

Miniature boats, cabbage bowling and "babes" with bunting were some of the highlights of Lincolnshire's Jubilee celebrations.

One of the main events was at Lincoln Castle on Sunday and Monday where there were medieval horseback displays.

Boston's Central Park hosted cabbage bowling, along with a Jubilee karaoke and picnic on Monday.

The miniature boats were set afloat by children in Heighington to form a Jubilee flotilla in the village beck.

On the coast, Skegness held a street party, with live music, a craft market and living statues.

RAF flypast

In Rippingdale, near Bourne, a group of women calling themselves the "Bunting Babes" created more than four miles of bunting to hang in the village for their Jubilee celebrations, which included a ceilidh and vintage sports day.

Image caption Children in Heighington have made their own Jubilee boats

Elsewhere around the county, Jubilee organisers at Belton House invited people to bring a picnic and watch events from London on a big screen.

Gainsborough had two main events, a traditional party in Richmond Park, where a tree was planted to mark the occasion, and a celebration at Marshalls Sports Ground, which featured a vintage bus tour and live music.

At Doddington Hall, near Lincoln, there was the chance over the bank holiday weekend to see a Jubilee-inspired lawn tattoo, made by using wooden templates to cover the grass to make it change colour.

The RAF has also been represented at the Jubilee, with a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Spalding, Bourne, Corby Glen, Caistor, Hagworthingham and Rippingale.

Flypasts are also planned over Long Bennington, Coningsby, Metheringham, Billinghay, Stickney, East Kirkby, Manthorpe, Witham and Stamford on Monday.

See all the latest Diamond Jubilee news and features at BBC News - The Diamond Jubilee

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