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Gravesend and Dartford gear up for the Royal Wedding

PUBLISHED: 17:07 13 April 2011

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Preparations are well underway for the Royal Wedding as bunting and flags go up and more street parties are confirmed.

This week Union Jacks and the St George's flags were strung across the route of the Gravesend parade together with bunting along New Road, High Street and Windmill Street.

The parade and street party outside the new Civic Square is due to be held on the eve of the Friday April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

Already 450 children from local schools are confirmed and residents from Commonwealth countries are invited on the procession in their national costumes or carrying a national flag.

To take part in the Gravesham Borough Council and Kent Equality Cohesion Council event visit info@kentecc.org.uk as soon as possible.

The parade will leave Towncentric at the rear of the St George’s Centre at 10am and march up the High Street, turning into the St George’s Centre from New Road and back up Windmill Street to the new square. There will be an open air street party for the children which will finish at 11.30am followed by a concert.

Shopkeepers are also encouraged to dress their windows with a prize of two Woodville Halls show vouchers for the best display.

Sixty brownies, guides from Ist Swanscombe and special guests joined their leaders in a special evening of early celebration of the Royal Wedding last Monday. They made necklaces out of sweets, decorated cakes, made horseshoes and other activities.

West Hill Primary school, Dartford, are planning a street party in their playground from 1.45pm to 3.15pm and events throughout the day on Wednesday April 27. In attendance will be a giant cardboard cut-out of the happy couple.

Christ Church, in Gravesend, will have a “whatever the weather” street party in church grounds from 10am, where visitors can watch the ceremony on a giant screen. To book tickets call David on 01474 331061.

E-mail us your party details.

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