Syston Celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The People of Syston Trimmed Their Houses and/or Windows for This Historic Event.
Your Editor tried to get to as many Street Parties as she could, but apologises if she didn’t get to yours! Here are just a few she did get to and was warmly welcomed, with a glass of Pimms and cake – who could ask for more!! Thank you to everyone who made her very welcome, it was great to get out and be with you all again after the Pandemic.
She started by meeting a parent and baby group, Syston Supermums, pictured left who had their Picnic in the Park and what glorious sunshine they had too. The group meets in Queniborough Scout Hall on Thursdays from 10.15 to 11.45am.
The Street parties began on Thursday with College Road, featured image, gathering at one end of the road in beautiful sunshine with quizzes and games for the children. Naylor Road, pictured below, also held their party on Thursday and what a brilliant turn out with masses of bunting and everyone dressed for the occasion. Organiser, Pam said “It was important for everyone but much more so for the younger generation to experience what we did when we were young, as it stays with you for life! This is a once in a life time event. We won’t see this again!”
Hungarton Drive was Friday, the remainder were held over the weekend with some on Sunday including: Goodes Lane, Goodes Avenue and Belvoir Drive, and although the weather was not so kind on the Sunday people just dressed for the weather and carried on in true British style!
We at the Stn think that Belvoir Drive wins the award for the best dressed street as almost every home was decorated, plus the street as well! It looked stunning!
What a joy to see so many people enjoying this event. As one resident said “It is important to make the effort as there are a lot of people who don’t remember the previous jubilee celebrations, particularly the Silver Jubilee which was all about street parties and we need mark this very special event!”
We couldn’t agree more!
If you held a street or garden party you can still send us a photograph and we can add you to the montage on our website! Syston’s residents are so patriotic and all have said, as your editor has visited the events known about, that it is a shame not to have had a party on the Central park as has been done in the past to bring the town together, particularly after the Pandemic. Several have asked ‘Why no flags or bunting were put up through the town to show the town’s respect to our longest reigning monarch.’
We at Stn can’t answer that but maybe a Councillor from Syston Town Council can?

More images will be added to the gallery below!