Picnic in the park draws large crowd to coastal village

Zoe and Samuel Parle and Lynne Bland toast the Queen

Zoe and Samuel Parle and Lynne Bland toast the Queen - Credit: Mick Howes

A coastal village has got in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee swing by holding a well attended picnic in the park event.

The playing field at Corton, near Lowestoft, was jam-packed with family fun activities on Friday afternoon.

A picnic in the park was held at Corton on Friday

A picnic in the park was held at Corton on Friday - Credit: Mick Howes

As well as people enjoying picnics in the sunshine there was live music, food stalls, a craft fair and children’s entertainment.

One of the highlights of the picnic in the park event was a maypole dance performed by children from Corton Primary School.

A maypole dance was performed by Corton Primary School pupils

A maypole dance was performed by Corton Primary School pupils - Credit: Mick Howes

There was a cake stall set up by the 1st Corton Brownies, with chocolate brownies proving a popular treat.

The 1st Corton Brownies cake stall was popular

The 1st Corton Brownies cake stall was popular - Credit: Mick Howes

Great Yarmouth Brass Band also kept the crowd entertained with a range of songs, including patriotic ones.

Great Yarmouth Brass Band performed

Great Yarmouth Brass Band performed - Credit: Mick Howes

On Thursday night the village had celebrated the jubilee with a beacon lighting ceremony, which involved the James Paget University Hospital Choir.

Gill Armstrong and Maureen Boughton served up treats at Thursday's beacon lighting event in Corton

Gill Armstrong and Maureen Boughton served up treats at Thursday's beacon lighting event in Corton - Credit: Mick Howes

The Corton Primary School pupils enjoyed taking part in the picnic in the park event

The Corton Primary School pupils enjoyed taking part in the picnic in the park event - Credit: Mick Howes

Our Queen's Platinum Reign magazine is a tribute to Her Majesty's life and 70 years of service drawn from our archive. Find out more here.