PHOTOS: East Devon celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Across East Devon people are catching their breath today after four fabulous days of celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 years on the throne.

As these photos show, street parties, family fun, big lunches, live music, games, scarecrow competitions, a host of entertainment for all ages – and not forgetting so much laughter, love and goodwill – came from across the towns and villages of East Devon as we joined the rest of the country in showing our appreciation of Her Majesty as thanks for the Queen’s 70 years of service and duty.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

East Devon

Beacon lighting Exmouth.
Photo: submitted.

East Devon

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

East Devon

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Scores of street parties were held across Exmouth as neighbours came together to drape bunting and fill cul-de-sacs, roads and gardens with tables, to share food and fun long into the evening.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party
Photo: EDN.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party
Photo: EDN.

Ottery

Ottery beacon lighting.
Photo: EDN.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

Ottery

Ottery beacon lighting.
Photo: EDN.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party
Photo: EDN.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party
Photo: EDN.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party
Photo: EDN.

Ottery

Ottery beacon lighting.
Photo: EDN.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

Honiton

Right royal scarecrow hunt, Honiton.
Photos: Dawn Enticott.

East Devon

Sidmouth street party
Photo: EDN.

East Devon

Ottery beacon lighting.
Photo: EDN.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party
Photo: EDN.

East Devon

Poltimore scarecrow competition.
Photo: EDN.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

Honiton

Honiton street party.
Photo: Jenny Lane.

Seaton

Aerial view of Seaton’s Jubilee party.
Photo: Roy Vidler.

In Sidmouth, Honiton and Budleigh Salterton the town centre became the stage for large-scale street parties, with scores of tables laden with food fit for a Queen – as families and friends, wearing red, white and blue, celebrated while tucking into their feast.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

Lympstone village joined forces to attempt to beat the Guinness Book of Records largest cream tea, at Candy’s Field – while Seaton held a giant Jubilee party, with all invited.

East Devon

Ottery beacon lighting.
Photo: EDN.

Poltimore

Poltimore scarecrow competition.
Photo: EDN.

Poltimore

Poltimore scarecrow competition.
Photo: EDN.

Honiton

Honiton street party.
Photo: Jenny Lane.

Seaton

Seaton’s Jubilee party.
Photo: Roy Vidler.

East Devon

Beacon lighting at the Axe Yacht Club, Axmouth.
Photo: Steven Bamford.

Honiton

Honiton street party.
Photo: Jenny Lane.

Axmouth

Beacon lighting at the Axe Yacht Club, Axmouth.
Photo: Steven Bamford.

Lympstone

The world record biggest cream tea event, Lympstone.
Photo: Mary Hocking.

Lympstone

The world record biggest cream tea event, Lympstone.
Photo: Mary Hocking.

In Poltimore village residents vying to win the best scarecrow competition gave the judge the unenviable task of picking the best entry.

A right royal scarecrow hunt in Honiton raised money for Hospiscare – while the local branch of the charity turned its pop-up shop in the town into the guard – selling spot-the-object activity packs.

East Devon

Beacon lighting Exmouth.
Photo: submitted.

Honiton

Right royal scarecrow hunt, Honiton.
Photos: Dawn Enticott.

Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton street party.
Photo: Love Budleigh.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

East Devon

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Exmouth

Beacon lighting Exmouth.
Photo: submitted.

And hundreds turned out for the lighting of beacons across East Devon, including Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Seaton and Axminster.

Honiton

Honiton street party.
Photo: Jenny Lane.

Seaton

Seaton’s Jubilee party.
Photo: Roy Vidler.

Ottery

Ottery beacon lighting.
Photo: EDN.

Poltimore

Poltimore scarecrow competition.
Photo: EDN.

Poltimore

Poltimore scarecrow competition.
Photo: EDN.

Honiton

Honiton street party.
Photo: Jenny Lane.

East Devon

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Honiton

Right royal scarecrow hunt, Honiton.
Photos: Dawn Enticott.

Honiton

Honiton street party.
Photo: Jenny Lane.

Ottery

Ottery St Mary beacon lighting.
Photo: EDN.

Poltimore

Poltimore scarecrow competition.
Photo: EDN.

Honiton

Honiton street party. Photo: Jenny Lane.

Honiton

Honiton street party.
Photo: Jenny Lane.

Seaton

Seaton’s Jubilee party.
Photo: Roy Vidler.

Poltimore

Poltimore scarecrow competition.
Photo: EDN.

East Devon

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

East Devon

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Honiton

Right royal scarecrow hunt, Honiton.
Photos: Dawn Enticott

East Devon

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Sidmouth

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

East Devon

Sidmouth street party.
Photo: Iain Burns.

Exmouth

Beacon lighting Exmouth.
Photo: submitted.

Honiton

Right royal scarecrow hunt, Honiton.
Photos: Dawn Enticott.

Exmouth

Beacon lighting Exmouth.
Photo: submitted.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee East Devon: what’s on Exmouth, Sidmouth, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Sidbury, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, and the surrounding villages

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