HUNDREDS of party-goers enjoyed a day of fun in the summer sun in Cirencester earlier this month.

The Beeches Community Group annual fete was held at the Golden Farm pub on Sunday, June 9 and saw around 300 residents enjoy entertainment including a magic show and various musical performances including a swing band and a ukulele troupe.

Organiser Janet Broomfield said she was delighted by how well the event, which commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, had gone.

“It went brilliantly,” she said.

“I think there were about 300 people and the entertainment was wonderful.”

Beeches resident Leah Jeffries was crowned as the coronation princess by Standard editor Skip Walker, who said she was extremely impressed by the event.

“It was beautifully organised with lots of attractions for both children and adults, musical accompaniment from two bands for most of the afternoon and a very good-humoured crowd," she said.

"I’m sure The Beeches is a more cohesive community as a result."

The group’s next fundraising event will be a Moulin Rogue evening at Ingleside House on Saturday, September 28 in aid of the Great Western Air Ambulance charity.

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