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neighbours showed their community spirit as residents decorated their streets in red, white and blue for the Queen’s milestone.

Bunting, flags and tressel tables covered residential streets and glasses clinked.

Jubilee celebrations at Johnson Court, Edlington. The organisers of the event, twins, Betty Mitchell, left and Elsie Schofield, both 71.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham D0721MB

Jubilee celebrations at Johnson Court, Edlington. The organisers of the event, twins, Betty Mitchell, left and Elsie Schofield, both 71. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D0721MB

Twins and next door neighbours Betty Mitchell and Elsie Schofield, 71 - who have 14 grandchildren between them - both put on a right Royal spread and a game of bingo for the residents of Johnson Court in Edlington.

“Sometimes people do just sit in their homes on their own so it’s fantastic to have everyone come out together and enjoy themselves for an occasion like this,” said Betty

Elsie’s grandson Zac Walton, 18, of Green Lane, Brodsworth, who got up at 7am to decorate the gazebo that housed plates of party food.

In Park Crescent, Warmsworth, residents were all smiles as they got dressed up in patriotic colours for a community-get-together.

It was British bulldog spirit that kept the party going in Auckley, where residents of The Green donned hats, crowns and 80s fancy dress, despite the rain.

With a name like Silver Jubilee Close, there was no excuse for residents of a Wheatley Hills street not to be waving their flags - and they didn’t disappoint.

At a street party in St Leonard’s in Tickhill, Margaret Cowperthwaite was crowned Queen for the day to mark her own milestone of 40 years living on the street.

Another special guest at the Tickhill celebration was Eddie Thomson, who was a member of the Household Cavalry at the time of the Queen’s coronation.

Nowhere partied quite like Bennetthorpe with two street parties just a few hundreds yards apart. Circus entertainers put on a show to remember for residents of Sandbeck Road.

Just a few streets away, a giant Union flag was hoisted across Granby Crescent as more than a hundred residents joined together for another party with attractions including a bouncy castle.