On Wednesday 1st June 2002, we held a garden party at Yogurt Pots Childcare for residents, young and old, to get together and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. 75 people (48 adults and 27 children) came to the party and enjoyed the sunshine, activities and refreshments.

We had loads of fun decorating the new outside classroom with metres of red, white and blue bunting and decorations the children from the after school and holiday clubs had crafted.

Tables were set and decorated and 80 Afternoon Tea boxes were prepared with freshly made sandwiches, cakes and biscuits.

Tree planting and environmental activities were provided by Keepmoat Homes and the Merry Trotter Mobile Museum of Memorabilia came along to share some of their interesting historical items. The children were entertained with traditional games and arts and crafts.

Live music provided by the amazing Streetgate Ukulele Strumming Group and members of the Friendly Fridays Zoom group sang their original song “You Buck Me Up”, an uplifting song created by older people about how technology helped them during the pandemic.

It was lovely to host a community event again after all the restrictions of Covid.  And a wonderful opportunity for all to make new friends and create memories with their loved ones on this special day.

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we asked Salford residents to share their memories of previous royal celebrations, including the 1953 Coronation and the 1977 Silver Jubilee. This video shares stories of Salford now, and then, celebrating the royal occasions, including highlights from our Garden Party.

Watch the video via this link:

Reminiscing & Celebrating Together in Salford (the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee)