Gwydir Street Community Tea Party

Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! Most of these photos were taken by me, but some by other people.

Map

Flyers before theparty




Setting up




Gwydir Street houses




Bunting

These were made at workshops in the weeks leading up to the street party.




Samba band

This started the party!




Pinata

These were made at workshops in the weeks leading up to the party. They were quite robust, and needed a lot of whacking by the children of Gwydir Street before they broke open.




Cake and cookie competition

There were nearly 30 cake and cookie entries, including the children's section. They got judged, and then everyone helped themselves.




Games




The Queen of Gwydir Street

We were encouraged to wear crowns, and the best crowned individual was declared to be Queen of the Street. Here we have the winner (and a Maid of Honour).




Song Parodies Lyrics

Sung, with great gusto, at the Gwydir Street Party 5th June 2022, by the local residents

Lyrics by Lily, Jo & Emmanuel - Accompaniment by Miriam

Yellow Submarine (The Beatles 1966)

In the town where we all live
There's a line of houses neat
And we live there happily
In the place called Gwydir Street
In the pub or coffee shop
Meet-ups happen regularly
And we all make crowns and things
To celebrate the Jubilee

We all live in a house on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street,
    house on Gwydir Street.
We all live in a house on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street,
    house on Gwydir Street.

Our friends are all close by,
Many more of them live next door,
And the band begins to play.

We all live in a house on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street.
We all live in a house on Gwydir Street
    hHouse on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street.

As we live a life of ease (a life of ease)
Every one of us (every one of us)
Has all we need (has all we need)
Sky of blue (sky of blue)
And road of grey (road of grey)
In our house on Gwydir Street.

We all live in a house on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street.
We all live in a house on Gwydir Street
    hHouse on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street.
We all live in a house on Gwydir Street
    hHouse on Gwydir Street
    house on Gwydir Street.

My Favorite Things (The Sound of Music 1959)

Neighbours who greet you from old terraced houses,
Help on the WhatsApp in all circumstances,
Tracking down parcels when nobody rings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Chimney tops, gardens and neat window boxes,
Hedgehogs and pet dogs (but maybe not foxes),
Small birds that sing with the sun on their wings,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Mill Road cemetery for walks in the sunshine,
Calverleys, Al-amin - find food in no time!
The diverse community everyone brings,
These are a few of my favourite things!

When the bins’re out!
If the drunks shout!
When I'm feeling mad:
I simply remember my favourite street
And then I don't feel so bad!

The Bare Necessities (Disney film The Jungle Book 1967)

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
And don’t forget the recipes!
That brings the best of our parties to life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The buntings bouncing in the wind
Gwydir and Kingston street are twined
When you look into the plates and trays
And take a glance at the fancy cakes
Then maybe try a few
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
And don’t forget the recipes!
That brings the best of our parties to life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The buntings bouncing in the wind
Gwydir and Kingston street are twined
When you look into the plates and trays
And take a glance at the fancy cakes
Then maybe try a few
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life

Now when you fill a window
With fancy flowers
Look out for who’s below
When pouring water
Don't wet your neighbour with a can
When you water plants
Try to please the bees
But you don't need to tease the bees
When you smell the perfume of the lilies;
Have I given you a clue?
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!


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