VIDEO: King’s Lynn goes back to Roaring Twenties as Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations continue

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Lynn stepped back in time on Sunday as a weekend of celebrations marking the Queen’s 90th birthday continued.

Venues around the town played host to a Roaring Twenties-themed event featuring some of the culture and people of the day.

Roaring Twenties Day in King's Lynn. The Bee's Knees Dance Troupe teach people how to dance in the Vancouver Quarter. ANL-161206-201433009

Roaring Twenties Day in King's Lynn. The Bee's Knees Dance Troupe teach people how to dance in the Vancouver Quarter. ANL-161206-201433009

A marquee set up in the Tuesday Market Place featured dancing led by the Ragroof Players, while traditional fairground games were also available.

The dance theme also spread to Baxters’ Plain, where the Bees Knees dance troupe performed and taught people some of the routines of the day.

The town hall gardens were open to visitors, who had the chance to meet costumed characters including the first female mayor of Lynn, Florence Ada Coxon, as well as enjoy craft activities and a display by Raphael Historic Falconry.

And the Lynn Museum featured some of the fashions and hairstyles of the time as well as stories of Ancient Egypt, reflecting the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922.

Roaring Twenties Day in King's Lynn. Jennifer Napolitano gets ready for a Flapper make-over by Flamingo Amy ANL-161206-201328009

Roaring Twenties Day in King's Lynn. Jennifer Napolitano gets ready for a Flapper make-over by Flamingo Amy ANL-161206-201328009

Marketing officer Charlotte Wright said: “The day was a roaring success, with people of all ages joining in the fun.”

There were also celebrations in Ingoldisthorpe, where a committee made up of representatives of many village groups, spent three months organising their Gathering on the Green.

The first 100 people to attend in fancy dress were each given a commemorative medal, meaning there were plenty of costumes on show.

Parish clerk Jennifer Shah said: “It was lovely to see the village come together in such a positive community spirit.”

Roaring Twenties Day in King's Lynn. Antony Lamb of Vintage Partyware. ANL-161206-201554009

Roaring Twenties Day in King's Lynn. Antony Lamb of Vintage Partyware. ANL-161206-201554009

Meanwhile, more than 200 guests sat down to lunch at St Mary’s Church, South Creake on Sunday following a special service earlier in the day.

The day was organised by the South Creake Community Events Group with support from the parish council, the church and the Plume of Feathers inn.

The pig was provided by local farmer Geoff Allen, while Timescape provided post-lunch entertainment.

Afternoon tea was later served at the Memorial Pavilion, with entertainment from the Coastal Choral.

HEACHAM QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
One group of family and friends get into the birthday spirit.   From left - Isabel King, Kerry King, Ann MacGowan, Christine Chilvers, Leslie Chilvers, Jenny Ives, Linda Dix and Luke Chilvers ANL-160614-154820001

HEACHAM QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY One group of family and friends get into the birthday spirit. From left - Isabel King, Kerry King, Ann MacGowan, Christine Chilvers, Leslie Chilvers, Jenny Ives, Linda Dix and Luke Chilvers ANL-160614-154820001

But the great British weather did its best to dampen spirits in Heacham, where a party on Saturday was moved from the recreation ground to the public hall because of the threat of storms.

Organiser Tracey Swann said: “The weather was very close but there was no rain all afternoon. It’s a shame it had to be moved but we couldn’t ignore the warning.”

Despite the move, it was a jam-packed afternoon of entertainment with music by the Andy Groom Roadshow, table top magic by Mark Daynes and a quiz covering the last 90 years.

That was followed by a Royal birthday tea with a cake decorated with a crown.

Roaring Twenties Day in King's Lynn. Sian Hogarth in character as Lynn's first female Mayor Florence Ada Coxon 1925-26 ANL-161206-201443009

Roaring Twenties Day in King's Lynn. Sian Hogarth in character as Lynn's first female Mayor Florence Ada Coxon 1925-26 ANL-161206-201443009

SOUTH CREAKE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY
More than two hundred South Creake residents sat down to lunch in St Mary's Church after a service to celebrate the Queen's official birthday ANL-160614-154836001

SOUTH CREAKE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY More than two hundred South Creake residents sat down to lunch in St Mary's Church after a service to celebrate the Queen's official birthday ANL-160614-154836001

INGOLDISTHORPE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Colourful fancy dress was the order of the day led by three princesses for the day.   From left - Beth Coton (Cinderella), Chloe Framingham, Amelia Frammingham, Annabelle Calvert, Jessica ~Calvert, Freya Whiting (Belle), Krystal Lincoln, Harper Lincoln, Esmay Drewery and Hannah Whyman-Naveh (Elsa) ANL-160614-154853001

INGOLDISTHORPE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Colourful fancy dress was the order of the day led by three princesses for the day. From left - Beth Coton (Cinderella), Chloe Framingham, Amelia Frammingham, Annabelle Calvert, Jessica ~Calvert, Freya Whiting (Belle), Krystal Lincoln, Harper Lincoln, Esmay Drewery and Hannah Whyman-Naveh (Elsa) ANL-160614-154853001