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Launceston celebrates the King's Coronation

Flags and bunting were strewn across the town, neighbours came together with their best dishes for community street parties, and good times were had by all as King Charles III took to the throne for his Coronation on Saturday, 6th May.

As it has done for generations, the Coronation was held at the magnificent Westminster Abbey in London, but the celebrations continued across the country and beyond to mark this momentous occasion.

In Launceston, people really got creative with patriotic displays outside their homes and businesses. Lifton Strawberry Fields pulled out all the stops with their King and Queen display, and local business Helping Hands and Hounds made sure their pooches - and the cat - were looking smart in honour of the Coronation with Union Jack bandanas (pictured)! Plenty of local shop fronts were also looking the part, with special window displays donning red, white and blue!

Launceston Hospital got into the spirit of things with a special street party-style tea and a live screening of both the Coronation and the Coronation Concert.

Bringing a long and exciting weekend to a close, on the bank holiday Monday a grand fireworks display was held at Coronation Park.


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