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Flintshire residents do the county proud with royal wedding street parties

As Flintshire marked the wedding of the year FRANCESCA ELLIOTT joined the celebrations

THE chink of glasses and the flapping of royal bunting could be heard across Flintshire on Friday as thousands of people gathered to celebrate the royal wedding in style.

Street parties were held up and down the county, where friends and neighbours joined together to raise a glass to Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton.

Mold’s High Street was closed off to allow hundreds of residents to watch the action unfold on he big screen and were afterwards entertained by musicians and dancers, children’s rides and games, food stalls and bar.

Ann Donaldson, 73, watched the wedding with her family before joining the revellers in Mold.

“The wedding was lovely, Kate looks like a future Queen.

“I was in London to see the wedding of Princess Margaret, she didn’t look as nice as Kate!”

One of the most enthusiastically attended events was held in Burntwood’s Pen y Coed, where the whole street turned out to party together.

Organiser Mary Saifelden said: “Everyone joined together to help, food was donated by the Co-op and Marks and Spencer’s and everyone is loving it.

“It’s a real community event and great to bring neighbours together.”

The champagne was also flowing in Station Lane, Hawarden, where residents said they had such a good time, they’ll definitely be bringing the bunting back out for the Queen’s Jubilee this summer.