A CELEBRATION to mark the crowning of King Charles took place in Droitwich.

The event came after communities up and down the country took part in street parties, civic services and events to celebrate momentous occasions.

In Droitwich, hundreds of residents took part in the Community Coronation Celebration at the Band Stand in Lido Park.

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The free event had several stalls from community groups showcasing their work and family entertainment throughout the day.

The bandstand was decked with flags and red, blue and white bunting to mark the occasion.

The Mayor, Cllr George Duffy, led the events by introducing the entertainment by ENTW9 and S.B Dance Works.

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Face painting, a children’s entertainer, Ronnie Crackers, who was balloon modelling and music by the Salvation Army brass band was also at the event.

Unlike many national events, Droitwich's 'Big Help Out' event was on Sunday (May 7) with many local charities presenting the work they do and how residents can get involved.

Elsewhere in Droitwich, Dorset House Nursing Home welcomed nursery children from Blue Giraffe Childcare to celebrate with them.

Residents and children collaborated on activities from icing Coronation biscuits, crafting crowns to planting sunflower seeds, before dancing to a disco in the ground’s summer house. 

Worcester News: Children and care home residents celebrating Children and care home residents celebrating (Image: Dorset House Care Home)

Lisa Davies, Lifestyle Coordinator at Dorset House, said: “Our residents were overjoyed to see so many children on the grass laughing and playing in our stunning gardens.

"It’s great for the residents to meet new people from our community, and bringing together different generations has such a positive effect on both the children and the residents. 

"The children said they had a “super-duper” time.

"The Coronation is such a significant moment in history which is great for the residents to share with young children, who will hopefully remember long into the future.”

Street parties also took place across the town, with one in St Richards Gardens having a bouncy castle.