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Burnham station house celebrates Queen’s birthday

17 June 2016

A celebratory tea party took place on Sunday 12 June at Burnham Station House to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.


As part of a nationwide ‘Station to Station Queen’s Celebration’, over 90 stations across the UK organised events to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.


The Burnham event, held in the recently refurbished station house, was organised by the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership together with Burnham Town Council and Abellio Greater Anglia.


Scores of visitors enjoyed free tea and cakes with plenty fun and games for all the family.


Cllr Eddie Johnson, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “What a fantastic way to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday. Despite the damp weather it was wonderful to see the local community come together to mark this important occasion.”


Paul Oxley, Stakeholder Manager at Abellio Greater Anglia, said: "On behalf of the Community Rail Partnership I would like to thank all of the volunteers for making the Burnham Tea Party such a success.


"It was fantastic to see so many people from the local community taking part and we hope everyone enjoyed celebrating Her Majesty's 90th birthday."


Lisa Bird, Fluffy Owl at the 1st Burnham on Crouch Rainbows, who all attended the event enthused: “We would like to say a HUGE thank you for the Queen’s 90th birthday event at Burnham Station today.


“We made crowns, played hoopla, had our faces painted as well as eating cake and drinking juice.  We met a clown who had sweets, a magician and listened to some fantastic music. All in all we had a great time and enjoyed every minute of it!”