Fantastic pictures of street parties held across Wigan in honour of the King's coronation

Good old-fashioned street parties have been held across the borough to celebrate the King’s coronation.

Bunting and flags have been flying high, sandwiches and scones have been served and plenty of games have been played.

Heather Grove in Ashton held its third street party in recent times, following events to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020 and the Queen’s platinum jubilee last year.

Jean Hensey-Reynard said: “We all knew how to get organised for the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. We had even more bunting, a Heather Grove specially-made coronation cake with bucks fizz and prosecco to usher in the ‘new Carolean age’.

"We all feel it is important for us to play a part in this historic occasion and we have enjoyed celebrating this momentous event.”

Harvey Lane in Golborne also held a street party, with residents setting up chairs in the road and enjoying the occasion together.

There was a performance by junior members of Golborne Brass Band, dancing, competitions to be the best dressed guest and plenty of fun.

But those who could not be there where also honoured, with plaques placed in the street’s memorial garden for loved ones who have died.

Here are photographs from some of the street parties held across the borough over the weekend.