Street Party celebrating the Royal Wedding of Diana and Prince Charles on 29th July 1981 - Free Street Party for 300 disabled and handicapped children.
1621111211 - Above Joe and Johnny Marsden and Matt (at the time the North of Englands Premier Sound Engineer). They are in the Beast Market planning the sound system and stage areas for the Street Party.
3112111608 - The Beast Market starts to fill. Keep scrolling down to see some superb photos.Are you on any of them? Let us know!
Below is the original permission to close the street, issued by Kirklees Council.
Royal Street Party
Huddersfield nightspot owners Johnny and Joe Marsden are planning to hold a Royal wedding reception with a town-centre street party on July 29th. They have applied to Kirklees and the police for permission to cordon off the Beast Market for the afternoon.
And while Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer start their wedding celebrations, Mr Marsden and his fellow Beast Market traders laid on a treat to remember for 300 children in local care. They installed a mobile stage – a 40ft lorry – at the lower end of the street. Holmfirth Majorettes and artist inventor Wilf Lunn kindly agreed to lay on entertainment.
“We have had a tremendous response from local businesses, who have agreed to supply free chips and hot dogs and 3,000 balloons,” said Mr Marsden. A local firm has agreed to supply free soft drinks and taxi drivers have offered their service to take the children to the party.
But the organisers are still looking for a brass band and enough trestle tables to seat 300. The day will end with an evening party for all the helpers and Johnny is carrying the wedding spirit into his disco with a Diana and Charles look-alike competition.
1312111314 - Janice Marsden, bottom left, at the Childrens Street Party on Beast Market. The party was hosted by the Marsden Family from Johnny's Nightclub to celebrate the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981.
2703121621 - Lindley Brass Band
The Mayor of Kirklees’ appeal got a £300 boost when it received the rest of money given by local traders to give children in care a royal wedding day street party. The money will boost the appeal, started to buy phonic ears for deaf children, to around £4000. Street party organisers also presented 300 Royal Wedding Crowns, which will be handed out to children in community homes.
Pictured (from left) are Clr Mrs Marjorie Fisher, chairman of the Social Services Committee; Mrs Andrea Pursell, street party organiser; Mr Johnny Marsden, Mr Vincent Thornton, Mr Dennis Pursell and the Mayor, Clr Fred Pickles.
The street party was held in Beast Market, Huddersfield, and children and organisers will be invited to watch a video film made of the party and the Royal Wedding at the ABC Cinema.
Do any of the children have photos of the Royal Wedding Crowns or any photos of the Party they would like to share with us?