HUNDREDS of excited children waved flags, cheered and clapped as Helsby celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the ‘biggest party the village has ever seen’.
On Saturday hundreds of children, pensioners, babies and toddlers lined the streets as they watched cheerleaders, Scouts, Guides and golfers parade through the village.
Drummers led the parade and the crowds enjoyed music from Helsby High School band and Helsby Hillside Primary School choir, while decorated buggies and tractors wound through the streets.
A horse-drawn carriage carried the village’s honorary festival Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh to the sports club to take part in games and competitions on the playing fields.
And as the sun set on Monday hundreds trekked up Helsby Hill to picnic into the night and watch as a blazing beacon was lit while residents sang Land of Hope and Glory.