Several events were held throughout the region to celebrate the king’s coronation in the community.
The country officially crowns its new king yesterday, May 6, in Westminster Abbey, but events take place over the weekend and Bank Holiday.
From live broadcasts and street parties to school activities and pub deals, there was something to suit everyone’s taste.
On Friday May 5th, the Coronation Cake Decorating Class took place at Newark Town Hall from 2pm-4pm.
The entry price was £6.
On Saturday, May 6th, Newark Market Place’s official coronation day welcomed more than 100 people to the event.
It included live viewing of the coronation ceremony and picnic tables for families and friends to witness the historic moment.
Newark Anglican Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted a live coronation performance, cream tea, and crafts.
Fiskerton was having a family fun day, with inflatables, games and a fancy dress parade.
The residents threw parties in the streets to celebrate the king’s coronation with their friends and neighbours.
Music, banners, laughter, and plenty of food and drink were present at the events.
From nurseries and primary schools to retirement homes, pupils, parents, teachers and pensioners celebrated the coronation.
At Lover’s Lane Primary School, Newark pupils celebrate a street party in the playgroud.
At Highfields School, children took part in activities and parents were welcomed to the event.
The event was opened by the school’s youngest pupil, Fayda Onslow, 4, and main girl Thomas Whittle and Molly Lindberg along with fanfare from the school orchestra.
Activities included crown design, royal castle, course of palaces, coronation bingo, and Buckingham Palace trunk challenge.
The headteacher said: “At Highfields we have a great sense of community and family so we couldn’t celebrate a major event like this, without inviting the children’s families!
“Families enjoyed a grand coronation lunch from our coronation café, eating on picnic benches and blankets laid out around the school grounds.”
A coronation ceremony was held at Balderton Nursery and Pre-School.
The disciples were wearing crowns and flags in the various rooms.
At Moorfield Court, Southwell, residents celebrated the day with scones, tea and smiles.
A number of events will continue over the next few days.
From the royal racecourse at Southwell Racecourse to a fun day out at Newark Castle where the tower will open and a variety of strollers will be available for children.
The opportunities are endless to celebrate an event that, for many, will be a historic, once-in-a-lifetime event.