A LEIGH road dubbed one of Britain’s “most patriotic” was filled with cheer as residents celebrated the newly-crowned King Charles III.

More than 150 people packed out Leigham Court Drive on Saturday - where patriotic residents have been hosting parties for every Royal occasion since the Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Community-conscious couple Gwen and Alan Cook organised the Royal-themed festivities as residents of all ages joined together for games and competitions in the bunting-filled street.


Residents clubbed together to splash thousands on the plush party - including £2,000 of Iceland vouchers won by the street committee last year in a contest for the best community-minded roads.

Residents on the road have been regularly recognised for their community focus, with organiser Gwen invited to the Palace last year in recognition of her community work for the Big Lunch Her husband, Alan, said: “It was fantastic. We ignored the weather and just got on with it.

“There was plenty of food and games, and we had a great day.


“It’s important for the community. We want to get together, spend time together, meet new neighbours and just have some fun.

“We’ve been described as the most patriotic street in Britain and we are very community focused.

“We are probably one of the greatest in that respect.”

Huge gazebos sheltered families from the rain which did not let up throughout the day.

Alan added: “We’ve had to beg, steal and borrow gazebos, chairs and tables from churches and charities. We had a committee of about eight of us and had four meetings.

“It’s just pulled this whole community together. Although we are a large road, we come together and support each other and look after each other.”