Pictures released of Sutton coronation street parties ahead of jubilee
Archive pictures have been released of Sutton street parties for the Queen's coronation, as more than a hundred people sign up to hold parties this summer celebrating the Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee.
More than 100 groups have applied for a £50 supermarket voucher or a £500 grant from Sutton Council to help their celebrations and events get under way.
Successful applicants will be informed over the next two weeks.
So far a further 50 groups have applied to have their road closed free of charge so they can hold a street party.
The deadline for applications is May 4.
Last year Sutton had one of the largest numbers of royal wedding street parties in London, with 39 street closures.
Councillor Graham Tope, executive member for leisure, said: “The summer festival has really captured residents’ imaginations and I am delighted so many residents have already chosen to get involved.”
To mark the number of applications received so far, Sutton Council’s Archive and Local Studies service has released photographs from its archives of local people celebrating the Queen’s coronation.