Hundreds of residents came out, despite the rain, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday at the Big Lunch in Queen’s Square, Adeyfield, organised by Dacorum Borough Council.
Crowds were entertained by the Dacorum Community Choir and the Old Town Hall’s Let’s Dance group.
Children took part in the Royal Dress Up competition, which was won by Rosie (under-fives) as Snow White, Laine (ages five to 10) dressed as a princess and Amy-Jo and Poppy (11-plus) as the King and Queen of Hearts.
Local bakers put their skills to the test in the Royal Bake Off. The cakes were judged by judged by Councillor Herbert Chapman and Rev Richard Graham and the top prize went to Carol Curtis for her Queen’s Birthday Cake.
Other fun included funfair rides, go karting, the chance to sit in a police car and fire engine, thanks to Herts Police and Fire services, plus Zorb racing and mini Olympics, organised by Get Set Go, Dacorum, on neighbouring Reith Fields.
Councillor Neil Harden said: “It was great to see so many people come out and celebrate the Queen’s 90th in the very square Her Majesty visited when she first became Queen. Thank you to everyone who came and all our partners who donated their time, prizes and refreshments. It’s events like this, bringing everybody together, that help us maintain our community spirit.”