It’s a party that just won’t end...

Autumn Club members (front row, left to right) Margaret Melville, Lillian Hughes and Ethel Wray enjoy the party with other members of the club

Autumn Club members (front row, left to right) Margaret Melville, Lillian Hughes and Ethel Wray enjoy the party with other members of the club

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THE Diamond Jubilee may be over but dozens of people continued celebrating the momentous occasion.

Lunches, tea parties and fun and games for children were all held throughout the town yesterday as residents continued to mark the Jubilee.

Youngsters at the OSCAR Playcentre, based at West Hartlepool Rugby Club, in Catcote Road, had a barrel of laughs as they took part in various games and crafts.

The children, aged from three to 16, who were on a playscheme programme, decorated the play room and spent the day enjoying activities.

Claire Gibson, assistant co-ordinator, said: “The children absolutely loved it.

“With it being a bank holiday the children weren’t with us on Tuesday, but they all were all delighted to be able to celebrate the Jubilee, even if it was a day late.”

The children at the playscheme were not the only youngsters enjoying events to mark the occasion yesterday.

Wingate Community Centre organised a trip to the cinema on the morning followed by a packed afternoon including a disco, a magic show, face painting and a feast of food for the youngsters to enjoy.

Joyce Collins, community centre manager, said the children all enjoyed the day and thanked Durham County Council’s Area Action Partnership which funded the activities.

Kind-hearted youngsters who live in Danby Grove, in Seaton Carew, enjoyed a street party at the weekend to celebrate the Jubilee.

The children decided to set up their own cake stall which raised £80 and yesterday they handed all of that money over to British Heart Foundation, in Hartlepool.

It was not just youngsters who were celebrating yesterday.

Elderly residents at Heriot Grange sheltered housing complex in Heriot Grove, in the town, enjoyed a Jubilee lunch to mark the occasion.

And members and staff of the Roaring Mouse theatre group for people with disabilities also gathered for a lunch to celebrate the Jubilee.

They decorated the table with a Union flag at their base in Hartlepool’s Cromwell Street.

Staff at Bon Marche, in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, in the town, were also in a jubilant mood.

They baked Jubilee cakes to celebrate.

Hartlepool Catholic Club was awash with red, white and blue yesterday as the Autumn Club staged a party to mark the Jubilee.

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