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Caught up in Royal Wedding fever.

Byline: James Cain Reporter

The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981, sent the nation into Royal Wedding fever.

Teesside was no different as these pictures from the Gazette archive clearly show.

The whole of the United Kingdom had been given a national holiday and street parties, bonfires and fancy dress were the order of the day as Teessiders celebrated the "Wedding of the Century".

As the day continued, the new Boro captain, Jon Craggs, joined in the fun at a street party in Stockton while 80-year-old Alice Fellows cut a specially baked "wedding cake" at CliffAvenue in Carlin how.

Meanwhile, the Marquis of Normanby lit a bonfire as part of the celebrations.

While the Royal couple were tying the knot at St Paul's Cathedral, London, Amie Stobbs from Marton, Middlesbrough, was proud as punch to be one of just 19 guides selected from the North-east to sell programmes of the event in The Mall.

Speaking at the time, the 17-year-old Ranger Guide said: "I'm very excited, it will be a marvellous experience."


Above: Party time in Upton Street, Middlesbrough Left: Boro captain Jon Craggs at a street party in Stockton

The Marquis of Normanby lights a bonfire as part of the celebrations

A street party in Portman Street, Middlesbrough

Above: Street party in Bow Street, Middlesbrough

Above right: Etherley Walk on Stockton's Hardwick Estate held a party on |the green

Youngsters wave their Union Flags in Ruby Street, |Middlesbrough

The children of Hebron Road, Stokesley donned their fancy hats |and got tucked into the banquet provided to celebrate the royal wedding

Amie Sto-|bbs of Marton, was one of 19 guides selected from the Northeast to sell programmes of the event in The Mall, London on the wedding day. The 17-yearold Ranger Guide from Marton was also a Young Leader of the 3rd Stokesley Brownies

Residents of CliffAvenue in Carlin How celebrating the Royal Wedding with a street |party. Youngsters help 80-year-old Mrs Alice Fellows cut the specially baked cake

Celebra-|tion time in Tranter Road, Middlesbrough

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Aug 29, 2015
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