Royal wedding fever spreads far and wide

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MORE north Northumberland communities are coming together to celebrate the Royal wedding.

Last week, we announced that a number of events were taking place throughout the area on Friday, April 29 – the day of the ceremony – to mark the monumental occasion, including festivities in Hadston and Shilbottle.

And celebrations are taking place in other parts of north Northumberland too.

In Rothbury, a street party is being held outside the Newcastle House Hotel on April 29. The free-to-all event will feature a BBQ and will run from 10am to 6pm.

On the same day, an event will take place in Longhoughton from 1pm to 5pm at Westfield Park, and will include a pooled lunch, adults’ and children’s fancy dress, face-painting and more.

Tickets cost £1 for adults and 50p for children and must be purchased in advance. They are available from the village post office, The Burnside and The HIVE. The money is to cover costs and any left over will go the Royal couple’s listed charities.

For more information, call Sharon Mockler on 01665 572665 or 07850 971369.

On Saturday, April 30, the Friends of Bailiffgate Museum are holding a Royal coffee morning. It takes place at the Town Hall in Alnwick from 9am to 11.30am and flags will be flying for the Royal couple.

Entry is £1 and will include refreshments and wedding cake. There will also be a cake stall, bric-a-brac, books, tombola and raffle with Royal prizes, as well as musical entertainment from a clarinet trio.

If anyone else is planning Royal wedding celebrations, contact James Willoughby at the Gazette on 01665 602234.